A 1-year-old boy fell to his death from the 6th floor of his family apartment in Kyoto’s Tsurumai city in an apparent accident, police said Tuesday.
According to police, at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a report call from a passerby, notifying them that “a baby was dead.” The body of Yuma Matsuoka was found at the parking lot at the base of a condominium, where he lived together with his parents. He was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead soon after.
Shortly before the incident, Yuma was asleep in the bedroom together with his 20-year-old mother. She told police that when she woke up her son was missing.
The window, from which Yuma presumably fell, is located at approximately 20 cm above the the bed where the two were sleeping. The window was not locked and parts of its net was ripped, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police believe the boy may have opened the window, somehow ripped the net and climbed out, falling to his death.© Japan Today