A 20 month old child died in the General Hospital of Alicante after falling from a first floor of an apartment on Calle San José Obrero in Orihuela on Wednesday evening. The baby was playing with his 5 year old sister on the balcony of his parents flat when it fell through a gap in the railing surrounding the terrace.

The child was rushed to the Vega Baja Hospital before being transferred to Alicante where it died from head injuries early on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile a 9 year old girl is now out of danger and recovering after falling from the seventh floor of her home in Malaga.