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Huruma teenager falls to death while playing

A family in Nairobi’s Huruma Estate is in mourning after their 13-year-old boy fell to his death as he was playing with his friends.

The boy is said to have sustained a deep cut on the head and was rushed to the hospital by neighbours as his parents were not home when the incident happened on Monday morning.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The parents told police that they received a call from their neighbour informing them their son had been injured and taken to hospital.

Police visited the scene as part of their investigation.

They declared it an accident but added that an inquest had been opened to reach a conclusion.

Nairobi police chief Adamson Bungei has urged parents to be careful and keep an eye on their children, saying incidents were likely to happen as children stayed at home during the school holidays, which began last month.

A post-mortem of the body is planned as part of the investigation into the death.

Last month, tragedy struck a nursery school in the city when a six-year-old boy fell and died while playing on a seesaw at the institution.

Teachers at the school told police who visited the scene said that the boy was with other pupils when he lost his balance and fell off.

He was hit by the seesaw on the right side of the head sustaining serious injuries.

He was rushed to the nearby St Teresa Dispensary while bleeding where he succumbed while being attended to.

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