4-year-old boy falls to his death from 7th-floor apartment

A 4-year-old boy fell to his death from the seventh floor of an apartment in Tokyo.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in Koto Ward, Fuji TV reported. A passerby called 110 at 5:40 p.m. to report that a child had fallen from the building and was lying in the courtyard.
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the boy apparently walked out of his family’s apartment and fell from the corridor. Although there is a one-meter-high railing along the corridor, there was a 15-cm-high stand near the spot where the boy fell from. Police believe the boy brought it out from the apartment and climbed up on it, before toppling over.
The boy’s parents said he was at home alone at the time.

© Japan Today
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