A man fell from the observation deck of the London museum. His death is not considered suspicious.
On Friday morning, a man died after falling from the observation deck of the Tate Modern museum in London, a popular tourist attraction, the Metropolitan Police announced, stating that the death is not considered suspicious. The police were called at 10:45 am (local time and GMT) regarding the man falling from the Tate Modern, despite medical efforts, the man unfortunately died at the scene.
The Met Police, which is investigating to identify the man, emphasized that the death is not considered suspicious. This incident is reminiscent of a very serious incident in August 2019, when a 17-year-old boy pushed a six-year-old French child from the tenth floor of the museum.
The boy landed on the roof of the fifth floor, about thirty meters below. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and multiple fractures to the spine, legs, and arms.
British media reported last summer that the child’s condition had improved and he now only uses his wheelchair for long outings. The young man who pushed the child, who suffers from psychiatric disorders, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years.
The modern art museum, located on the south bank of the Thames, is one of the most visited in the world, receiving approximately 3.6 million visitors between January and September 2023. The Tate warned on the social network X (formerly Twitter) that it would likely remain closed on Friday due to the accident.