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Five-year-old Afghan refugee falls from window to his death after arriving in UK

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A five-year-old Afghan refugee who arrived in the UK with his family just days after fleeing the Taliban fell to his death from a UK hotel window, The Sun online outlet reported on Thursday.

The little boy is believed to have died after falling from the ninth floor of the OYO Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel in South Yorkshire.

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The Sun added that the hotel is being used to house hero Afghans and their families who worked alongside the British Army and authorities.

The little boy, named by guests and family friends as Mohammed, and his parents are said to have been evacuated to Britain earlier this month.

His dad had worked at the British Embassy in Kabul before the family members were relocated to the UK.

It’s feared the little boy fell as he looked out of the window of the family’s hotel room.

Police do not suspect foul play in the death of the boy.

One hotel resident who served as an interpreter with the British Army in Afghanistan for two years, arrived in the UK with his family on July 27.

The 32-year-old told The Sun: “It happened at around 2 p.m. and he fell from the ninth floor at the back of the hotel... He can’t have been in England very many weeks. We spent two weeks in quarantine in Manchester and moved into this hotel five days ago.”

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