An 88-year-old man fell to his death while clearing snow from his roof in Shinanomachi, Nagano Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. TV Asahi reported that a neighbor found the man, identified as Yoshiji Kobayashi, lying in the snow in front of his house. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A family member told police that Kobayashi had said he was going up on the roof at around 2 p.m.
The distance from the roof to the ground is about six meters, police said.© Japan Today