A 7-year-old boy died earlier this month after being trapped inside a washer-dryer at his home in Tokyo's Ome area.
According to police, the incident occurred late on the evening of June 7 or early June 8, Fuji TV reported.
The boy's mother said she had put her son to bed at around 11 p.m. on June 7, but when she looked in on him two hours later, he was not in his bed. Shortly after, she found him unconscious in the washer-dryer and called 119.
Paramedics found the boy in a state of cardiac arrest and rushed him to the hospital where he passed away shortly thereafter.
Police said the boy had gotten into the drum and was trapped after the door closed behind him, locking him in.
The washer-dryer had only been installed on June 7.© Japan Today