Girl, 8, dies after nine-story fall from apartment

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 06:44:55-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died.

Police say the girl fell from an apartment window on the ninth floor of the building at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said medics rushed the girl to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was pronounced dead just before 8:30 a.m.

Police said the death is under investigation.