A 10-year-old boy narrowly escaped death on Friday after he fell from the eighth floor of an apartment building in Tokyo's Setagaya.
According to Fuji TV, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. as the boy was playing in the 14-story apartment block with eight of his friends. A neighbor told police that the boy was hanging from the railing on the eighth floor when he went over.
The boy fell eight floors, as far as the entrance to the apartment block, at which point the aluminum portico above the front door broke his fall, saving his life, Fuji TV reported. The boy is being treated in hospital but is not seriously hurt, officials said.© Japan Today