Man dies after falling 8 floors

2011-05-11 00:00

MYSTERY surrounds the death of an unknown Indian man who fell from the eighth floor of the Ahmed Akoon and Sons building (known as the “Community Building”) downtown in Church Street yesterday afternoon.

Police and ER24 paramedics quickly responded to the call to the incident scene but it was too late as the man was already dead.

No one in the building seemed to know the man or whom he was visiting in the building.

Most of people who spoke to The Witness said no one saw him jump. Some said they saw him walking upstairs with three girls.

Employees in surrounding businesses stopped working to see what had happened and watch while the scene was cleaned up.

Meera Sevedan, a shop owner in the building, said she heard a very loud bang at 3.40 pm and when she looked outside her shop she saw a body of man. He was wearing white running shoes, light blue jeans and a white T-shirt with stripes.

“He did not die on impact as his legs were still moving when he was on the ground,” she said.

She said she thinks it is possible that it was not a suicide and that the man might have been pushed.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the identity of the man is still unknown and that police are investigating the circumstances.

“Thus far no foul play is suspected.

“It is believed that he was a visitor at the community building,” said Jeevan.

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