Police surrounded the building after the incident at Aberdeen tower block - representational image Getty Images

Three people, including one woman, have lost their lives following a disturbance at a tower block in Aberdeen city in Scotland. Police officials have confirmed the news after they were called to a flat in a 19-storey building — Donside Court, in the Tillydrone area of the city, at about 8.15pm BST on Tuesday (19 July) evening.

Police surrounded the building and a blue tent close to the main entry to the building has also been raised. Locals have claimed they saw a man falling from the 12<sup>th floor of the building. Police have started their investigation leading with information provided by witnesses, and said they would release details of developments as the story unfolds.

"At this time the investigation is in its very early stages. However, the circumstances as they present at this time would indicate that this is a contained incident and we are not looking for any other person in relation to the deaths," detective superintendent Dave McLaren from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team said.

Councillor Martin Greig, chairman of Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, has also expressed his sympathy with the affected people and said, "There will be families grieving profoundly at this terrible news. Our sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones."

"The local community and the city will share feelings of shock at this violent incident," he added.

Meanwhile, police have dismissed social media reports of a police officer being injured in the incident.