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9-year-old boy survives fall from 11th floor, landing in tree

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A 9-year-old boy fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, but survived after he landed on a tree, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. NHK reported that the boy and two friends were playing on the 11th floor stairwell, when he lost his balance and fell.

Police said the boy fell about 30 meters, got caught in a tree and then hit the ground, suffering no more than a bruised leg and scratches to his chest.

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Very, very lucky boy, he wont be doing that in a hurry again

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I can imagine he'll grow up with a great appreciation for trees. (And possibly a strong aversion to heights!!)

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I'd like to get this kid to pick my lottery numbers.

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lucky kid

6 ( +7 / -1 )

That tree is a hero!

I'd like to get this kid to pick my lottery numbers.

Whatever pool of luck this kid had is surely dried up now!

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Surely he landed "in" a tree....

"On" a tree provokes a seriously unpleasant image.

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hope he learned his lesson!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Eight more lives left.

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what kind of tree was it?

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Glad to hear he has been able to keep his bright future . Wasn't there a similar story not long ago where the young boy wasn't so lucky? I hope there is some effort to make a stronger awareness of how important it is children realize the dangers of 'playing' at such heights. Eleven stories should never be treated lightly, that goes beyond childish adventure and fear of danger

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Lucky . . . and incredibly stupid . . . kid. Hope he learned not to play around in stairwells 11 stories up.

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Thanks, mother nature!

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Wow, he must have nine lifes like a cat! I bet he will be more careful from now on.

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at 6pm on a Tuesday, I am surprised that nobody (especially the parents) saw the kids and told them to stop & that it was dangerous as they were obviously playing on the wall of the stairwell. unbelievably lucky boy this time.

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Mother Nature saves the day! What an incredibly lucky kid!

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30 meter, is really high!!!

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That kid's got amazing aim. ;)

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Wow, that's luck.

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@LFRAgain but what kind of stairwells? Normal High rise stairwells here in Japan are pretty enclosed unless he was balancing on the edge wall.

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Im just glad he s lucky to escape the deaths scythe...or his destiny to be still alive. and the gods will be calling him to do good deeds to mankind..his wake up call!

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