Italian Teen Dies In Freak Fall From 4th-Floor Balcony

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash

Touching tributes have poured in after this 15-year-old Italian girl tragically died after falling from a fourth-floor balcony in a freak accident.

Teenager Julia Marra died after falling from the balcony of a block of flats in the Tigne area of the town of Sliema in northern Malta.

Emergency services were called to the scene and gave first aid to the Italian teen, who lives in the town of San John in central Malta, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An unnamed local resident told local media “we heard the screaming, it was a terrible tragedy.”

A magisterial inquiry has been launched into the incident and police have said initial indications suggest the incident was an accident, while local media described it as a freak occurrence.

Flowers have been left at the scene of the incident along with candles and a poster reading “RIP”.

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Tributes flooded in on social media for Marra, with one netizen writing: “Thank you for helping me and for being there for me. We will always keep you in our hearts and our prayers. You will never be forgotten, fly high angel.”

One of her friends said: “Rest in peace Julia – you didn’t deserve this at all. You and your family will be in my and my family’s prayers. Fly high and rest easy angel.”

While another comment read: “Today heaven has received another angel. May you rest in peace.”

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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