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An Afghan refugee boy recently arrived in Britain with his family fell

from a hotel window in Sheffield

, northern England, and died, local police announced on Thursday.

South Yorkshire police received notice of the five-year-old boy's fatal fall on Wednesday and confirmed on Thursday that he

had just arrived with his family from Afghanistan

.

According to British media, the hotel

welcomes Afghan refugees who worked for the UK

.

The BBC reported that the boy fell from the ninth floor of the hotel.

A 35-year-old Afghan interpreter who is also at the hotel told

The Sun

newspaper

that he

accompanied the mother and her son to the hospital

.

The mother "explained to me that the child was near the window and was looking down" before the accident.

Enver Solomon, head of the Refugee Council, a non-governmental organization that helps refugees, called the accident a "terrible tragedy for a family that

experienced drama and suffering to get to the UK

".

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