Police to Look into Body of Suspected Stowaway fallen on London Roof

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British police have confirmed to be looking into the reports of a body discovered on the roof of a building in southwest London on Friday, which is suspected to be of a fallen stowaway from the undercarriage of a plane coming from South Africa. The man’s body was discovered on an office roof in Richmond on Thursday morning.

Whereas on the other hand, another man was found unconscious in the undercarriage of a British Airways jet that had arrived at nearby Heathrow airport from Johannesburg, who was quickly shifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition. According to the police statement, “at this time there is no evidence to link the death to the discovery of a stowaway in the undercarriage of a plane at Heathrow Airport.” It was added that “however this is one line of enquiry into identifying the deceased and the circumstances of his death.”

The statement issued by police alleged that the surviving man had been found about an hour earlier “at around 08:30hrs on 18 June police at Heathrow Airport were called to reports of a suspected stowaway on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow.” It was explained that “the man, believed aged 24, was found in the undercarriage of the plane and was taken to hospital. His condition is now described as critical.” Meanwhile, a statement issued by British Airways confirmed that it is working with police and authorities in Johannesburg “to establish the facts surrounding this very rare situation.”

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