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FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) - An 80-year-old woman is dead after falling from the third floor of an assisted living center in Fenton.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon at Lakeview Park Independent Senior Living community off Bowles Avenue. Authorities she apparently lost her balance and fell from a third-floor balcony.

A police sergeant on the scene reported there was damage to the railing, but it was not clear whether there was a problem with the railing before the fall.

The woman’s name has not been released.

A spokesman for the company that operates Lakeview says in a statement that the company is working with authorities to determine how the woman fell.

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