A young boy playing on the roof of his Kobe apartment building apparently fell to his death through a skylight on Sunday afternoon, police said Monday.
Emergency services received a call from another resident at around 2 p.m., saying that a boy had fallen from the roof of the 7-floor apartment block. According to the police report, emergency services rushed to the scene but the boy, who has been identified as Shuto Hayashi, 11, was already dead when they arrived.
Police said Hayashi was playing on the roof with two friends when they heard the sound of breaking glass and realized Hayashi had fallen. The door to the roof was locked but the three boys apparently found another point of access, police said.© News reports