3-year-old boy falls to death from apartment balcony in Tokyo

Posted on November 24, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , , |

Nov. 24, 2011 –

TOKYO — Japan Today

A three-year-old boy died Wednesday night in Tokyo’s Shinjuku after falling from the balcony of the 13th floor apartment in which he lived with his mother.

According to a TV Asahi report, police received an emergency call late in the afternoon from a neighbor who reported that a child was lying motionless on the ground outside the apartment building. Rescue workers took the child to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later.

According to police, the boy’s mother had gone shopping and left him alone at the time of the incident. Police believe the boy used a chair that had been left on the balcony to climb over the railing, resulting in an accidental fall, TV Asahi reported.

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