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Shadwell: Girl, 11, dies and 3 people hospitalized after ‘pest control’ chemicals found in flat

Several people fell ill at an apartment complex where the chemical was found (Image: BPM Media)

An 11-year-old girl has died after collapsing at a London flat, where ‘some chemicals’ were later discovered.

Three others were taken to hospital after feeling unwell at the Shadwell site.

It is believed that the chemicals, discovered by the fire brigade, are used for pest control.

Other residents of the property have been evacuated and are now in the care of local authorities.

The city ​​police said they were called shortly after 4pm on Saturday by paramedics, who received reports that the girl was unresponsive at the Sutton Street apartment.

She was taken to the hospital and died shortly afterwards.

Authorities said the death of the girl who is currently being treated is of unknown cause and will conduct an autopsy.

London Fire Brigade said they were called to the scene shortly after 7pm on the same day to help police with the investigation.

That’s when the chemicals were discovered.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A special autopsy will be scheduled in due course. At this time death is being treated as of unknown cause.

‘Several other people reported feeling unwell in the same building and were being treated. Three people, without further details, remain in the hospital.

‘Other residents of the property have been evacuated as a precaution and are being cared for by local authorities.

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

‘They will be taken away safely and an investigation will be carried out to determine how they arrived in the building

‘Questions of circumstances are ongoing.’

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