A 14-month-old toddler who fell from a seventh-floor flat in Yau Ma Tei died in Kwong Wah Hospital at about 10pm last night. The child, named Shah, was still alive but in a critical condition immediately after her fall, which was broken by canvas canopies. Police said she appeared to have climbed from an adult bed and out the window while her mother was cooking. The mother, surnamed Bibi, was arrested last night for negligence. A man who was in the area said he heard a bang before the girl was found in an alley near the junction of Pitt Street and Tung On Street at about 5.40pm. Her mother reached the scene shortly afterwards. The witness said: 'The baby fell and was lying on the ground. Her mother came down in a minute and held her tightly. I told her not to hold her so tight, but she didn't understand my language.' Police said canopies on the lower floors showed signs of damage. The baby was conscious but passed out when taken to hospital. Inspector Chan Chi-suen said the adult bed was about 45cm from the window and the grille was open. Police officers cordoned off the scene and the seventh floor of the building while they investigated. The head of Against Child Abuse, Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-kai, said such accidents could be avoided if all flats had window grilles and were kept locked. Lui said a clearer set of rules was needed to let parents know of the risks.