A 14-year-old girl died and her 15-year-old friend was seriously injured after they apparently jumped from the 5th floor balcony of an apartment building in building in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday.
According to police, a resident called 119 at around 2:15 p.m., reporting that two girls were lying on the ground in from of the municipal housing complex. The girls were taken to hospital. The 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead about two hours later, Fuji TV reported, while the 15-year-old girl fractured her skull and broke her arm. She remained in a serious condition on Thursday, police said.
The two girls, who attend the same school but were in different classes, were seen on the balcony of the 5th floor apartment shortly before they apparently jumped, police said.
Police said they will wait until he 15-year-old girl recovers before asking her about the incident.© Japan Today