A one-year-old girl fell to her death from an 8th floor apartment balcony in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Wednesday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. NTV quoted police as saying that the child, identified as Noe Tomizawa, had come with her mother and three-year-old brother to visit her aunt. Noe was playing with her brother on the balcony when the accident occurred, police said.
Witnesses saw the girl fall and hit the roof of the entrance below. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said the balcony railing was about 120 cms high. There was a chair on the balcony and police believe Noe climbed up on it before falling over the railing.© Japan Today