MADRID – A Chilean man and his one-year-old daughter died on Friday when he apparently launched himself from a window of a Madrid hospital with her in his arms, Spanish police told EFE.
The man, identified only by his initials, V. V., took the minor in his arms and jumped out of a four-story window into an interior courtyard, police said.
Sources from the police investigation told EFE that the man took his own life and killed his daughter.
A team of healthcare professionals tried to reanimate the pair, but the man and child died.
The incident took place at 0730 GMT when the parents of the child came to visit her in a pediatric unit where she had been admitted, officials said.
The reason behind the incident remained unknown, while police and judiciary officials were investigating the case.