11-year-old boy dies after falling from 10th-floor apartment balcony

Japan Today -- Oct 16
An 11-year-old boy died after falling from the balcony of the 10th-floor apartment where he lived in Kumamoto on Thursday morning.

According to police, another resident called 110 at around 10 a.m. and said a boy had fallen from the 15-floor building and was lying on the sidewalk, local media reported. The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead due to severe head and chest injuries.

Police said the boy was home alone at the time and that both his parents had gone to work.

The balcony has a one-meter-high wall.

熊本市でマンションの10階から11歳の男子児童が転落し、その後、死亡しました。  死亡が確認されたのは熊本市内の小学5年で11歳の男子児童です。 - ANNnewsCH