A 12-year-old girl fell to her death from the 13th floor of an apartment block in Akita City on Monday night, police said. At around 6:50 p.m., police received a call from a man reporting a girl had fallen from the building. The girl was rushed to the hospital but died soon after from severe head injuries.
Police are currently investigating how the girl might have fallen, and have not ruled out possibility of a suicide. Authorities say the girl did not live in the building, and witnesses say they saw her on the landing between the 12th and 13th floors just before the incident. Minutes later, the man who called police said he heard a loud scream.
The Akita Board of Education said that Monday was the final day of the girl's summer holiday.© News reports