8-year-old boy falls to his death in Fukuoka

Posted on June 20, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

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.

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This type of story really bothers me. I don’t understand why so many Japanese parents leave young children unattended. Parents should be put in jail for such an offense. I guess if these parents have a conscious they will feel guilty for the rest of their life.

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