An 11-month-old boy died Sunday night after falling from the 4th floor window of an apartment in Iwamisawa City in Hokkaido, police said Monday.
According to the police, Yusei Homma was playing on a bed in the bedroom just after noon, when he apparently climbed up onto the window sill and fell out the open window after his mother Azusa Homma, 18, briefly left the room. The bed was situated right by the window and the ledge was just 30 cm higher than the bed. There was no one else present in the apartment at the time, police said.
A neighbor commented, “I went outside because I heard someone screaming, and then I saw the mother, distraught, calling her child's name over and over. She said that the boy had fallen while she was in the bathroom.”© News reports