A 2-year-old girl drowned in a river in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture, on Sunday.
Police said the girl, identified as Hana Mase, was found floating unconscious in a river near her home at around 11:30 a.m., Fuji TV reported. According to police, Hana had gone to play by the river near her grandparents’ house at around 11 a.m. She was found floating in the river in an area 15 meters wide and one meter deep. Hana was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said that although there was a fence near the area where she had been playing, there was a 20-cm gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground through which the young girl may have fallen.© Japan Today