A 3-year-old girl died on Tuesday after falling from the fifth floor of the apartment building where she lived in Amagasaki City, police said. A nearby resident discovered Manaka Hirotsune, 3, bleeding from the nose on the first floor just after 10 a.m., and called an ambulance. She was taken to hospital but confirmed dead about two hours later.
Police said a small play chair was found on the balcony outside her parents’ apartment on the fifth floor. They also said her mother was working and that her father had popped out of the apartment for 10 minutes to post New Year cards, during which time the girl is believed to have fallen from the balcony.© News reports