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.
Princess Mako’s boyfriend Kei Komuro will meet her parents on Monday ahead of their marriage scheduled for later this month, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday, with an unresolved financial dispute involving his mother clouding the celebratory mood.
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