RAWALPINDI: A four year old died after falling from a railing on the third level of the Islamabad International Airport visitors’ area on Monday.

The child, Fatehjang resident Anaya, was first taken to the airport’s trauma centre and then to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where she died.

The child was being carried by her mother when she fell from the third level of the airport to the first, and was critically injured. Her family was at the airport to receive Umrah pilgrims.

A spokesperson for the Aviation Division said in a statement that the child fell from level three to level one of the airport.

She was taken to the trauma centre and then Pims, the spokesperson said, and according to eyewitnesses slipped while she was being carried by her mother.

The airport manager told Dawn that Dr Bilal, who was passing by, took the child to the trauma centre after she fell.

The airport manager said: “It was an accident. No complaint has been lodged by her parents so far.”

Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2020