11-month-old baby falls to death from apartment window
Police in Fujiidera, Osaka, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 11-month-old baby who fell to his death from the window of a sixth-floor apartment on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, emergency services received a call at around 5:20 p.m., saying that a baby had fallen from a window and was lying on the ground outside an apartment block, TBS reported. At the scene, emergency personnel found the body of Haruru Ichiguchi who had apparently fallen roughly 15 meters from a bay window of the top-story apartment in which he lived with his parents. He was taken to hospital where he died late Wednesday, TBS reported.
Haruru’s mother was quoted by police as saying that he had been climbing on a sofa near the window shortly before the accident.