A three-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after falling from the balcony of her apartment on the 5th floor of a Kobe apartment block on Wednesday. The accident happened at around 2:50 p.m. in Suma Ward, according to police.
The girl fell roughly 13 meters. It is believed that shrubbery below the balcony cushioned her fall, resulting in only minor injuries to her left knee. Police believe the girl may have climbed on top of the air conditioning unit on the balcony and then fell over the top of the railing.
At the time of the accident, the girl was alone in the apartment with her one-year-old sister after their mother had gone downstairs to retrieve a doll the girl had dropped from the balcony.© Compiled from news reports