A 3-year-old boy died after falling from the balcony of a 9th-floor apartment in Yokohama, police said.
According to police, a building management worker at the 11-story condo in Tsurumi Ward called 119 at around 4 p.m. Monday, reporting that a boy was lying on the ground after having apparently fallen from an apartment.
The boy was identified as Ryosuke Kato, Fuji TV reported. He was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival.
Ryosuke’s mother was quoted by police as saying she left him alone while she took her oldest son, 7, and daughter, 6, to an after-school swimming lesson. She returned about 20 minutes later. No one else was home at the time.
Police said Ryosuke was seen climbing over the 130-cm-high handrail.© Japan Today