Teenage girl dies after fall from building in Umm Al Quwain

The 16-year-old is the second teen to have died in a building fall in the Emirates in a matter days

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A teenage girl died after falling from a high-rise residential building in Umm Al Quwain on Sunday.

It was reported the 16-year-old plunged to her death from a sixth floor window in her family’s apartment.

Investigations are still ongoing into the cause of death but it is thought that she may have taken her own life, according to sources that spoke to local media.

The Indian girl is the second teen to have passed away in a similar incident in just a few days.

Just last month, a 16-year-old Jordanian boy fell from an apartment block in the Qasimia area of Sharjah in a suspected case of suicide.

Initial investigations by police revealed the teen was receiving treatment at a local hospital for a number of psychological disorders.