THE WORLDPOST
08/05/2011 12:15 pm ET Updated Oct 05, 2011

British Girl Falls To Death From Singapore High-Rise Apartment

Singapore police are continuing to investigate the death of a three-year-old British girl after a fall from a high-rise luxury apartment.

As the BBC is reporting, the girl -- whose identity has not been released -- was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff at the Fraser Residence Orchard on Monday. The girl's parents, who are reportedly expatriate professionals, have since left the apartment. ""The family want to keep everything very private because they are still grieving," a Fraser Residence spokeswoman is quoted by Wales Online as saying. "We are going to respect their wishes because they are going through a tough period."

Few details about the tragic incident have emerged, but the Daily Mail quotes Singapore newspaper Lianhe Wanbao as saying the girl was being looked after by a maid and managed to climb over a balcony attached to the apartment. The Singapore-based Straits Times reports the apartment was located on the 16th floor of the building.

"It was horrific," an unnamed resident is quoted by The Sun as saying. "The baby girl fell into the pool area in front of residents of the apartment. There were people by the pool at the time as it was the coolest part of the day when people go swimming."