A firefighter in East London found ‘quantity’ of pest control chemicals and saved a 11-year-old girl’s life.

  • Unresponsive, the 11-year old girl was discovered at Shadwell’s Sutton Street Flat
  • The little girl was taken to an east London medical center, but she succumbed shortly afterwards. 
  • Many others reported being unwell within the same building. They were treated at the spot. Three residents are still in hospital.










A firefighter discovered a “quantity of chemicals” at an east London building that was believed to have been used to control pests and took three victims to the hospital.

Metropolitan Police reported that the child had been found unconscious at Shadwell’s Sutton Street flat around 16.12 p.m. on Saturday.

She was quickly taken to hospital in east London, where she later died. 

According to the Metropolitan Police, the child was unresponsive in a Shadwell flat at Sutton Street on Saturday 16.12pm. Photo: A general view of Sutton Street

Several other residents reported being unwell and were treated at the scene. The condition of three residents remains unknown.

According to Met, chemical pesticides were found in the London Fire Brigade’s building by London Fire Brigade.  

MailOnline received a statement from the Met Police saying that residents were evacuated to protect themselves and they are now being cared for by local authorities.

The London Fire Brigade conducted a thorough sweep of the structure and found a variety of chemicals that were believed to have been used for pest control. 

“They will all be taken out safely, and an investigation into how they arrived in the building will take place. 

Special post-mortem will examine the body of the little girl and it is being treated for unexplained. The next of kin were informed.  

The London Fire Brigade discovered chemicals, believed to be used for pest control, inside the building, the Met said (file image)

London Fire Brigade found chemicals inside the building that were believed to be pest control chemicals.

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