A four-year-old boy died on Thursday after falling from a fifth-floor apartment window in Otsu City, while his mother was in the next room, police said. Serio Takahashi fell from the window sill, which was about 120 cm high, just after 5 p.m., hitting the ground some 13 meters below and suffering serious head injuries. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.
His mother, Yumiko, 26, was reportedly in the next room at the time, and Serio was playing with his younger brother. Another resident of the city-run apartment complex, who was parking her bicycle on the first floor at the time, told police she noticed the boy standing up on the window sill. She parked her bicycle and heard a thud, and saw the boy lying on the ground, police said.© News reports