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Suicide victim dies after crowd 'urges' him to jump

By admin
08 December 2014

A man clutching a bible jumped to his death in the Johannesburg CDB after being “encouraged” by by-standers, according to reports.

Eyewitness News reported that the incident happened late Thursday on the corner of Bree and Simmonds streets in central Johannesburg.

According to witnesses the man climbed out of the fifth floor window and started reciting bible verses.

Times Live reported that onlookers started chanting “jump, jump, jump” just before the man jumped to his death. Allegedly a person in the building had tried to grab the man, but failed.

- News24