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Woman jumps to her death from high-rise; 3-yr-old grandson found unconscious inside apartment

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A woman in her 70s apparently jumped to her death from a high-rise apartment in Tokyo on Sunday. Shortly after, the woman’s three-year-old grandson was found unconscious in one of the apartment's rooms.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:20 a.m. in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward. Kyodo News reported that the boy’s mother placed an emergency call, saying that her son was unconscious and that the child’s grandmother had jumped from the balcony.

Police said the child was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition but did not specify what had happened to him.

The woman who jumped lived in the apartment with her grandson and his parents. Police said there had been no reports or consultations with them regarding domestic problems.

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Shortly after, the woman’s three-year-old grandson was found unconscious in one of the apartment's rooms.

Must be the story’s translation but unclear between the first and second paragraphs if her suicide was witnessed first and then, the child unconscious child found, followed by the emergency call.

Or, did mom find him and then grandmother jumped?

Are we to suspect mom was absent, in another room and grandmother was responsible?

Who knows with some of these stories. Saddening all the same.

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Mental health is a serious endemic in Japan! More serious than Covid.

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A tragedy and a mystery until we’re provided more details about both circumstances, the boy’s injury and the grandmother’s fatal fall.

Agree that there are many mental health issues in Japan and PM Kishida needs to follow through on his promise of support for families.

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Honestly curious. Do the apartment owners get a bill for clean-up and damages similar to when a family member jumps in front of a train?

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@jadyn only the family and they will be driven out for causing shame.

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Jadyn....

Honestly curious. Do the apartment owners get a bill for clean-up and damages similar to when a family member jumps in front of a train?

No, because it doesn't happen for train jumpers. It's an urban myth to try to prevent it happening.

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Strange story, need to check mother alibi

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