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Woman dies inside St Paul’s Cathedral after falling 100ft from Whispering Gallery

A WOMAN died after falling from St Paul's Whispering Gallery this morning.

She was pronounced dead after plunging almost 100ft from the tourist attraction just after 10.30am.

 A woman died after falling from the Whispering Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral this morning

City of London Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman added: "St Paul's Cathedral is currently closed and it is due to remain closed for the rest of the afternoon after a woman fell from inside the building and died."

Cops and medics were scrambled to the scene, arriving in minutes, but were unable to save the woman.

A statement on the cathedral website said: "Although robust procedures for emergency situations are in place at St Paul’s and today’s response bore that out, it does not lessen the shock we feel as a close community, especially for those of us who witnessed and responded to this incident. We hold also in our thoughts those visitors within the Cathedral at the time.

 The Whispering Gallery, which runs around the bottom of the famous dome
 The gallery as seen from below on the cathedral floor

"We think and pray especially at this time for the woman who died, and for all those who were close to her and who loved and cared for her.

"The Cathedral will remain closed for the rest of the day and the Annual National Service for Seafarers at 5pm has been cancelled.

"We will open as normal tomorrow, beginning with morning prayer at 7.30am."

The Whispering Gallery is in the famous dome of the London landmark – 30 metres from the cathedral floor – and attracts visitors from all over the world.

It was given its name due to the fact people can whisper against its walls and they can be heard on the opposite side.


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