A young boy died after falling 50ft from a fourth-floor flat in a tower block as he celebrated his third birthday, his devastated family say.

Edward Popadiuc, three, died in hospital two hours after the fall at Bridge Court in Harrow, north-west London, last Friday.

His devastated father, Alexandru, had posted a Facebook photo just hours earlier with the caption: “Happy Birthday, daddy’s love."

Mr Popadiuc, who rushed downstairs to his son's aid, described the toddler as "our angel" and said he had been crying non-stop since his son's death.

The incident happened a day after an 18-month-old boy died in a 100ft fall from a window at his family's ninth-floor flat in Tottenham in north London.

After Edward's death, police were inspecting window locks inside the building, a neighbour claims.

It said that Edward "was celebrating his third birthday" when he fell from the flat on the fourth floor.

Google Earth image of the storey building 

A friend launched the fundraising campaign to cover the costs of repatriating Edward's body and his funeral in their native Romania.

Grief-stricken Mr Popadiuc described his family's devastation after his son's death.


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