A 2-year-old girl drowned after falling into an irrigation ditch in Niigata, police said Sunday.
According to police, Hibiki Sato wandered away from her home in Nishi Ward at around 3 p.m. Saturday. Fuji TV reported that her parents did not see her leave. When they noticed that she was missing, they searched the area with neighbors. Hibiki's body was found in an irrigation ditch at around 8 p.m., police said.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead from drowning, police said.© Japan Today