A 16-year-old girl fell from a high cliff in the mountains east of Perth and died, police said on Wednesday.
The girl, who was in a wheelchair, was walking to school in the area of Stirling and Mascot, about 120 kilometres north of Perth, when she fell about 12:30am, police spokesman Lieutenant Ian Burdon said.
The 16-yr-old suffered injuries to her back, chest and abdomen, he said.
A preliminary examination showed she was wearing a backpack.
“We’re really pleased with the outcome,” Mr Burdonsaid.
The girl’s body will be transported to a Perth morgue for an autopsy.
The teenager was wearing an old pair of trainers, a blue backpack and a hat.
Police said the girl’s family were not in attendance at the hospital and police would not be making any further comment.
More than 80,000 people have been evacuated from the area.
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