A woman has died after falling from a ninth-floor balcony at a five-star hotel in London.
Emergency services rushed to The Standard in King’s Cross neighbourhood shortly before 5.30am on Tuesday.
The woman, who was a hotel guest, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the tragedy was being treated as ‘non-suspicious’, as forensic officers were seen combing the balcony this morning.
The incident closed Euston Road and a cordon remains in place at the scene.
Witness Moses Bouchamie, 30, has described the situation as ‘terrible’. Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: ‘There was a massive thud, then I saw a woman on the ground.
‘Staff from the Tube stop opposite raced over to her. Then the paramedics showed up and were working on her. It was terrible.’
The Standard is housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex and has rooms starting at 200-a-night.
A spokesperson for the hotel said: ‘We can confirm a tragic incident took place this morning.
‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual involved and we are providing any information the police require as part of their ongoing investigation.’
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Police were called to Euston Road at 5.26am following reports that a woman had suffered injuries consistent with a fall from a height.
‘Officers attended alongside London Ambulance Service. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘A road closure was put in place on Euston Road while inquiries continue.’
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