Family’s near miss in high-rise tragedy
A MOTHER and two children were "centimetres" from death after a woman fell from a Brisbane inner-city high-rise and landed on a glass awning near where they were sitting on a park bench.
Police believe the woman, aged in her 20s, fell to her death and landed on the glass awning below, which shattered and caused minor cuts to two children on the nearby park bench.
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The incident happened in Queen St, near Aurora Tower, about 2.50pm on Sunday and police are not treating the women's death as suspicious.
The children, aged 12 years or younger, were taken to hospital to have glass removed from their bodies.
Inspector Steve Flori said: "I've had a look at the CCTV of what's happened and the events occurred within centimetres of where this woman was sitting on the bench with her two children.
"It's only a stroke of luck or an act of god that's prevented them from being seriously hurt or killed.
"Mum wasn't injured, in shock, but not physically injured.
"Some glass fragments did hit the children but not into their eyes or anywhere vital. They're all very upset obviously, as the rest of us are."
Bystanders reported hearing what sounded like a multiple-vehicle car crash, gunshot or bomb blast. Sections of Queen and Eagle streets were closed for a time after the tragedy.
Anyone who needs help should contact Lifeline on 13 11 14