Tokyo cops: Woman survives 20-meter plunge from department store

Woman suffered broken bones in her arms and legs

A woman survived a fall from the 6th floor of department store Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C
A woman survived a fall from the 6th floor of department store Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C (find-travel.jp)

TOKYO (TR) – A woman survived a fall from the sixth floor of a department store in Setagawa Ward in what Tokyo Metropolitan Police are treating as a suicide bid, reports the Jiji Press (Sept. 8).

At approximately 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, a security guard for the south building of department store Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C, located at Futako-Tamagawa Station, telephoned emergency services to report that a “woman fell from the sixth floor atrium.”

Officers from the Tamagawa Police Station arriving at the scene found the woman, aged in her 50s, collapsed in a plaza on the second floor with broken bones in her arms and legs. The woman was conscious as she was transported to a nearby hospital.

An examination of security camera footage showed the woman straddling a 1.5-meter tall fence on the sixth floor, which is approximately 20 meters above the second floor, before she jumped.

Police found the woman’s bag and shoes near the fence on the sixth floor.

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