A two-year-old boy on Tuesday fell out of the window of a seventh-floor apartment in Tokyo and survived, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:50 a.m. in Katsushika Ward. Sankei Shimbun reported that a passerby called 119 to report that a boy was lying on the ground in front of the apartment building.
Police said it appears the boy climbed up on a bed and fell out of a window that was 35 cms above the bed. He fell about 17 meters onto a tree below, which cushioned the fall, police said.
The boy suffered injuries to his arms and right leg. He was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.
The boy's 20-year-old mother was quoted by police she took her eyes off her son for just a few minutes when she went into another room.© Japan Today