Girl, 11, dies as chemicals found in Shadwell building

Mystery surrounds the sudden death of an 11-year-old girl at an address on Sutton Street in Shadwell on Saturday afternoon.

London Fire Brigade have confirmed that a quantity of chemicals have been removed from the premises, Nida House.

They are believed to be used for pest control and investigations are under way as to how they got there.

Met police found the girl unresponsive and she died a short time later.

Three other people in the building reported feeling unwell and were taken to hospital.

A Met spokesman said: “[The chemicals] will be safely removed and an investigation will be carried out to determine how they came to be in the building.

“Other residents in the block were evacuated as a precaution and are being looked after by the local authority.”

Detectives are investigating but the Met said it was not being treated as a criminal investigation.

Currently the girl’s death is being treated as unexplained. Her next of kin have been informed.

MP for Poplar and Limehouse Apsana Begum tweeted that her thoughts and prayers were with the girl and her loved ones and she offered support to constituents who were evacuated.

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