A 1-year old boy drowned in a bathtub at his family's home in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday night, police said Thursday.
According to police, the incident happened around 8:25 p.m. when the boy and his five cousins, aged 5 to 14, were playing together in the bathroom. The cousins left the bathroom for a moment and when they returned, the child was floating unconscious in the tub.
One of the cousins called emergency services immediately and the boy was taken to the hospital, but pronounced dead soon after.
According to police, the boy’s 19-year-old mother was not home at the time.© Compiled from news reports