An 8-year-old boy on Monday fell to his death from the balcony of the 9th-floor apartment where he lived with his family in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:25 a.m. NTV reported that the boy lived with his parents and older sister. Police said that the mother, who woke up at the same time as the boy, saw him going out onto the balcony. She told police she took her eye off her son just for a few seconds during which time he apparently climbed over the 1.2-mete-high glass railing and fell.
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said, adding they have not yet determined what happened on the balcony.© Japan Today