Two elementary school girls, aged 11 and 12, apparently jumped to their deaths from an apartment building in Tokyo's Ota Ward, police said Saturday.
According to police, the girls -- who were classmates -- were found dead in the asphalt parking lot near the entrance to the building at around 3:30 p.m. Friday, TBS reported.
The building is nine stories high. Police said the girls appear to have jumped from the stairwell between the 7th and 8th floors. TBS quoted police as saying the girls' shoes and a suicide note were left at the scene but declined to give details about what the note said.
Police said the 11-year-old girl lived with her family in the apartment building, while her 12-year-old classmate lived nearby.
A school official told media that he was unaware of any bullying incidents involving the girls who were both at school on Friday.© Japan Today