A 9-year-old boy died after fell from the stairwell on the 13th floor of the apartment building where he lived with his family in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, police said Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in Nishi-Hokima. TV Asahi quoted police as saying they received a call reporting that the body of a boy was lying on the ground outside the apartment building. The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police said the boy and some friends had been playing on the stairwell on the 13th floor. The boy tried to jump down to the 12th floor stairwell and fell instead.© Japan Today