Boy falls 50 meters from 14th floor tower block in Russia

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One-year-old boy falls 50 meters from the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building after he ‘climbed out of his bed through an open window while his parents were drinking’ in Russia

  • Timofei, 21 months, fell 150 feet to his death from the 14th floor of a tower block
  • Alexander and Taisiya Akimov, 21 and 23, found out when the police rang the bell
  • Investigators said there was evidence that a Moscow couple had been drinking
  • They were held on suspicion of causing death by negligence

A 21-month-old boy fell to his death 50 meters from a tower block after his parents placed him in his crib by an open window ‘during a drinking session’.

Alexander and Taisiya Akimov, from the Russian capital Moscow, discovered that their son Timofei had been murdered when police rang the bell to say his body had been found after his fall.

Police say he climbed out of a window of a 14th-floor tower block.

The parents, aged 21 and 23, were held on suspicion of causing death by negligence and could face up to two years in prison, reports said.

Timofei (pictured right), 21 months old, fell 150 feet to his death from a tower block after his parents Alexander and Taisiya Akimov (left), from Moscow, Russia, put him in his crib by an open window 'during a drinking session '

Timofei (pictured right), 21 months old, fell 150 feet to his death from a tower block after his parents Alexander and Taisiya Akimov (left), from Moscow, Russia, put him in his crib by an open window ‘during a drinking session ‘

Alexander (pictured) and Taisiya found out that their son Timofei had been murdered when the police rang the bell to say that his body had been found after his fall

Alexander (pictured) and Taisiya found out that their son Timofei had been murdered when the police rang the bell to say that his body had been found after his fall

He had climbed out of a window of a 14th-floor tower block, according to police, which, according to reports, was the third case in one day.

He had climbed out of a window of a 14th-floor tower block, according to police, which, according to reports, was the third case in one day.

Investigators said there was evidence they had been drinking when their son climbed out of his bed through the open window.

The tragic case prompted the Russian Commission of Inquiry – which investigates serious crimes – to warn parents of the risk to children in high-rise buildings.

This was the third case in one day, reports said.

It came within a week when Anna Kuznetsova, Vladimir Putin’s children’s ombudswoman, revealed that last year, 145 children died out of 1,339 cases when they fell from open windows.

Investigators said there was evidence they had been drinking when Timofei climbed out of his bed from the open window

Investigators said there was evidence they had been drinking when Timofei climbed out of his bed from the open window

The body of Timofei (left, with mother Taisiya) was found by passers-by under the residential tower in the street of Marshal Zakharov

The body of Timofei (left, with mother Taisiya) was found by passers-by under the residential tower in the street of Marshal Zakharov

“The problem of children falling out of windows … is our pain,” she said.

Timofei’s body was found by passers-by under the residential tower on Marshal Zakharov’s street.

Committee spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova said, “It was determined that the child’s mother … was in the apartment.”

The parents were suspected of locking their son in his bed while drinking alcohol.

The parents (pictured), aged 21 and 23, were held on suspicion of causing death by negligence and could face up to two years in prison, reports say

The parents (pictured), aged 21 and 23, were held on suspicion of causing death by negligence and could face up to two years in prison, reports say

The parents were suspected of locking their son in his bed while drinking alcohol (photo: the balcony)

The parents were suspected of locking their son in his bed while drinking alcohol (photo: the balcony)

“Forensic detectives examined the scene,” she said.

The couple also had a daughter.

Kuznetsova said that in the past three years, 374 children have died from falling from windows and 2,947 have been injured.

The commission's spokeswoman, Yulia Ivanova, said it was determined that Timofei's mother (center, with Timofei, left, and the couple's daughter, right)

The commission’s spokeswoman, Yulia Ivanova, said it was determined that Timofei’s mother (center, with Timofei, left, and the couple’s daughter, right) “was in the apartment.”

The tragic case prompted the Russian Commission of Inquiry - which investigates serious crimes - to warn parents of the risk to children in high-rise buildings (Photo: Timofei's father Alexander)

The tragic case prompted the Russian Commission of Inquiry – which investigates serious crimes – to warn parents of the risk to children in high-rise buildings (Photo: Timofei’s father Alexander)

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