8-year-old boy falls to his death in Fukuoka
FUKUOKA — Japan Today
An 8-year-old boy fell to his death from the balcony of his 13th-floor apartment in Fukuoka on Saturday, police said Monday. According to police, the incident occurred just prior to 7 p.m.
Police said they received an emergency call from the apartment’s adult tenant, saying the child had fallen from the balcony. The boy, identified Yuki Shudo, was confirmed dead at the hospital a short time later.
Police said the boy had been left alone in the apartment, and apparently had managed to climb over the 1-meter-high balcony railing.