Teenagers Who Fell From Balcony Named As Miguel Ramos And Anastasia Tutik

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Two teenage students who fell to their death from a tower-block balcony after kissing and embracing have been named by police.

Miguel Ramos, 18, and Anastasia Tutik, 19, fell from the sixth floor of Knights Tower in Deptford, south east London, where locals said a party was taking place on Tuesday night.

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Miguel Ramos and Anastasia Tutik

They were kissing and embracing on the edge of a balcony when they fell to their deaths in a "tragic accident" shortly after midnight, according to witnesses.

One witness who saw them fall said: "They were trying to have sex on the balcony, the guy was lifting the girl and putting her on the bannister, he kept on doing it.

"He was putting her on there - they were going back and forth. You could see they were doing some really dangerous stuff."

Ramos, a student at the nearby Embassy London English language school, is reported to be the son of a Mexican politician, while Tutik, who attended Bellerbys College London, is said to be Russian.

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The teenagers fell from this block

The Metropolitan Police said they were still in the process of informing their families.

Post-mortems on the pair are due to be carried out on Thursday, police said, with their deaths currently not being treated as suspicious.

Friend Ahmed Idam, 22, said Ramos was "such a funny guy".

“Miguel was such a funny guy and a friend. I saw him on Monday when he was happy and fine, and then we find he’s dead," he told The Evening Standard.

“He only arrived in England about a week ago and he was excited to be here and be doing a General English course. We were on the same course.

“I’m sure he was probably celebrating being here, but it’s shocked us all.”

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Bouquets of flowers have been placed at the foot of the tower

Detective Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap, the Met's borough commander for Greenwich, said: "We believe this was a tragic accident involving two young people who were students attending a local college.

"We cannot release detailed information at the moment because we are still informing their families.

"We will work closely with the college to make sure any affected students receive information and support. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of these young people."

In a joint statement on Wednesday, Paul McGregor, principal of Bellerbys College London and David Rowland, centre director at Embassy London, said they were supporting the families of the deceased and making counselling available to all students and staff.