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Teen girl dies while trying to climb into 2nd story of own home


A teenage girl fell from a drainpipe at her home and died in an accident on Wednesday, Kanagawa police said.

According to police, 15-year-old Manami Tsukada was walking to school with a friend in Sagamihara when she remembered that she had left something she needed at home. TBS reported that Tsukada went back home and attempted to climb a drainpipe and enter a second-story window because the front door was locked.

However, while she was climbing the drainpipe, her friend told police that it dislodged from the wall, causing her to fall and land on a fence, TBS reported. Tsukuda was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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RIP beloved daughter. We will miss you every day from now on.

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Oh no. If only kids were as indestructible as they think they are. A terrible thing for the girl's friend to live with as well.

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RIP young lass! This is a tragedy and such events happen everyday without trouble everyday. As my Mum told me, it's not the fall but how you land that will do the damage.

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RIP dearest one!! Can't help asking myself, for a 15 y.o., how come she didn't have a spare key of the house ??? Or leave a spare hidden outside the house in the event of being forgetful... Either way, tragic story and awful way to leave this world !!

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Why does a 15 year old not have a house key?? Poor kid, poor friend and poor family.

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What a horrible way to die! RIP

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It was a tragic accident. I've lost count of the number of times I've accidentally locked myself out of the house (I must fix the deadlatch so it doesn't automatically lock me out) and then just gone in through a window.

No need to assign blame here, accidents happen.

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RIP Young Lady. This story is sad on many levels. It was an accident, why do we need to assign fault. My heart goes out to the family and the friend.

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Wonder if it was her first time to get in that way.

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I always leave a key stashed outside somewhere.

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Disillusioned, care to clarify where is the best hidin places and your home address?

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What a sad turn out for an innocent action! RIP!!

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It was an accident, why do we need to assign fault.

@Dennis711--By knowing the cause we can protect our own families.

I pronounce the primary cause a failure to give a family member access to a key to the house. Now is a good time to ask: do your children have keys?

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Where do you all read the fact that she wasn't given a key?

Maybe, the "something" she had left behind was the front door key? Maybe she locked herself out.

Anyways, poor reading skills aside, that's really a sad story and end to a young life. RIP.

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I agree! Why did she not have her own key??

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A foolish thing to do, but she certainly didn't deserve to pay for it with her life. Tragic.

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Perhaps the key was the thing she forgot.

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Ouch...sad story. Such a young life lost. Wow! Rest in Peace little one.

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Landed on a fence? Ouch! My body hurts just reading that. RIP young lady...and I hope her friend is okay too. Must be horrible to see a friend die right before your eyes.

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May you RIP :(

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OMG...that is so sad...could she have just called someone, or hung out with her friend until some one came home. Such a shame.

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Bummmer. I can't remember the number of times me or one of my friends would do exactly the same kind of thing when we were that age. Heck, I do remember a few too-close calls. One time, I got off with a broken wrist and a patch over my left eye.


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It is a house design failure since robbers can also climb using it.

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Perhaps the key was the thing she forgot.

If it was, how was she able to lock the door when she went out? Was it a self locking door? There are many questions that can be asked. Not to talk ill of the dead, but I imagine that what she was trying to get was something that she didn't want her parents to know about. Not saying that she was a bad person, but if you are going to climb to the second floor to retreive something, that tells me that she has done it before and was familar with it, and that maybe she was trying to hide something.

Overall, a very bad thing to happen to such a young person. May she RIP.

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Sounds like this wasn't the first time she used this method to get in....or out of the house. Too bad they don't teach common sense at school.

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that sucks! i can only imagine what her parents could be feeling.

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I pronounce the primary cause a failure to give a family member access to a key to the house. Now is a good time to ask: do your children have keys?

ControlFreak - Absolutely! If the poor girl had been given a key, it would have instantly empowered her with common sense.

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