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Horror as woman, 20, dies after trying to slide down bannister

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A woman fell to her death while sliding down a bannister during pre-drinks, an inquest has heard. Benita Kaur Gill was having drinks with friends at a student flat when she climbed onto a bannister to slide down it.

Tragically, however, the 20-year-old slipped and fell one and a half floors to her death. An inquest into her death heard how Benita was leaving the flat on the second floor at around 9.55pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, when she fell.

Police were immediately called alongside emergency services and Benita was rushed to hospital, but she sadly died from her injuries two days later on March 31.

The court hearing heard the incident took place in a flat in Old Market Square, Nottingham, NottinghamshireLive reports. Benita, a student at Nottingham Trent University, had climbed on the bannister with her back facing outwards when she lost her balance and fell, with the incident captured on CCTV.

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