A six-year-old child died after falling from the 9th floor in a building located in Tapada das Mercês, municipality of Sintra. According to information collected by the PUBLIC from the Public Security Police (PSP), the boy would be accompanied by another child, nine years old. The fall would have occurred at a time when the children would be alone at home.
The commander of the Volunteer Firefighters of Algueirão Mem-Martins, Joaquim Leonardo tells the PUBLIC that the child died in the emergency department of the Santa Maria hospital. “Resuscitation maneuvers were carried out on site and then during transport. The death would eventually be declared in the emergency department ”, explains the commander, who was at the scene.
The fall will have occurred around 7:10 pm. The emergency teams deployed to the site resuscitated the child, who was transported in critical condition to the Santa Maria Hospital, in Lisbon.