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10-year-old girl who was locked inside her room dies after jumping out window to escape from fire

By Mason White 4:33 PM January 19, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A little girl is dead after jumping out a window in order to escape a fire, police in China said.

Baoshan Police said that the 10 year old girl died after jumping out from the fifth floor window in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The girl, who has not been identified, is said to have lived with her father as her parents are divorced.

The father was working the night shift on Wednesday, and locked the door of the apartment from the outside, leaving the girl trapped inside.

Neighbors said that they heard screams shortly after 4:30 a.m., and saw broken glass in front of the building. Firefighters arrived 10 minutes later, and they took the child to the hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

Investigators believe that the girl jumped from the window to escape the fire in her home.