A man died Friday morning after falling from the observation deck of the Tate Modern museum in London, a popular tourist attraction, police in the British capital announced, a death they do not consider suspicious.
“Police were called at 10:45 a.m. (local and GMT) to reports of a man who had fallen from the Tate Modern,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “Despite the efforts of doctors, the man unfortunately died at the scene,” she added. This death is not considered suspicious, said the Met Police, who are investigating to identify this man.
He recalls a very serious incident in August 2019, when a 17-year-old young man pushed a six-year-old French child from the tenth floor of this museum. The boy had landed on a roof from the fifth floor, about thirty meters below. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and multiple fractures to his spine, legs and arms. British media reported last summer that the child's condition had improved and he now only used his wheelchair for long outings. Suffering from psychiatric disorders, the young man who pushed the child was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years of imprisonment.
The Museum of Modern Art, which is located on the south bank of the Thames, is one of the most visited in the world. It received around 3.6 million visitors between January and September 2023. The Tate warned on the social network X (formerly Twitter) that it would probably remain closed on Friday because of this accident.