Girl, 11, dies after 'quantity of pest control chemicals' found

Girl, 11, dies and three people are in hospital after ‘quantity of pest control chemicals’ were found by firefighters in east London building

  • The 11-year-old girl was found unresponsive at a flat on Sutton Street in Shadwell
  • The girl was taken to an east London hospital where she died a short time later 
  • A number of other people reported feeling unwell in the same building and received treatment at the scene – three residents remain in hospital

An 11-year-old girl has died and three people have been taken to hospital after a ‘quantity of chemicals’, believed to be used for pest control, were found by firefighters at a building in east London.

The child was found unresponsive at a flat on Sutton Street in Shadwell on Saturday at 16.12pm, the Metropolitan Police said.

The girl was taken to an east London hospital where she died a short time later. 

The child was found unresponsive at a flat on Sutton Street in Shadwell on Saturday at 16.12pm, the Metropolitan Police said. Pictured: General view of Sutton Street

A number of other people reported feeling unwell in the same building and received treatment at the scene. Three residents remain in hospital – their condition is not yet known.

The London Fire Brigade discovered chemicals, believed to be used for pest control, inside the building, the Met said.  

A spokesperson for the Met Police told MailOnline: ‘Other residents in the block were evacuated as a precaution and are being looked after by the local authority.

‘A sweep of the building was carried out by the London Fire Brigade and a quantity of chemicals – believed to be used for pest control – were discovered. 

‘They will be safely removed and an investigation will be carried out to determine how they came to be in the building.’ 

The girl’s body will be examined under special post-mortem and her death is being treated as unexplained. Her next of kin have been informed.  

The London Fire Brigade discovered chemicals, believed to be used for pest control, inside the building, the Met said (file image)

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