Man uses tallest skyscraper for suicide

2011-05-10 18:49

Dubai - Reports in Dubai say a man committed suicide in a plunge of 39 floors from a segment of the world's tallest skyscraper.

The local media reports cite security officials saying the man fell from the 147th floor of the 828m Burj Khalifa and landed on a deck on the 108th floor.

It is the first known suicide from the landmark tower, which opened in January 2010. The building has more than 160 stories.

Reports on the websites of the Gulf News and 7 Days newspapers say the man jumped on Tuesday after a dispute with his company.

Police did not immediately reply to calls by The Associated Press for further details.

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-10 19:15

    Police say they think he jumped from the worlds tallest building to ensure that he would die when he hit the ground

  • ivan- nator - 2011-05-10 19:23

    Geronimooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Take breath ooooooooooooooooooooooSplat!

  • Francis - 2011-05-10 19:29

    And this makes news??? why?

      wmutahi - 2011-05-11 07:59

      because you read it :)

  • eedgan - 2011-05-10 19:37

    Spare a thought for the poor soul who has to scrape his remains off the sidewalk below - I've seen what a mess the human body looks like after a 7 storey fall - I can't imagine the gore in this scenario.

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