Inquiry launched in Greek teen’s death in Rome

Regional education authorities in Imathia, northern Greece, have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 17-year-old local girl who fell from a second-floor balcony in Rome earlier this month during a school trip to the Italian capital.

The girl had sustained serious head injuries after falling from the hotel balcony on central Cristoforo Colombo Street on March 4 under circumstances that remain unclear.

She underwent surgery at a local hospital but died of her injuries on Thursday.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the girl’s parents decided to donate her organs after medics determined that she was brain dead. The Ministry of Education and Culture issued a statement declaring its “deepest sorrow” at the development.