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Woman killed as suicide jumper lands on her

2012-04-04 14:06

Hong Kong - A woman in Hong Kong was killed on Wednesday morning when a woman committing suicide by jumping from a building landed on top of her, police said.

The woman was walking along the street in the city's Chai Wan district when another woman threw herself from a high-rise apartment block above her.

The woman who jumped was certified dead at the scene while the other woman, understood to be a foreign domestic helper, was seriously injured and died later in hospital, a police spokesperson said. The identities of the two women were not immediately available.

Jumping from high buildings is the most common method of suicide in high-rise Hong Kong, where an average of around three people a day take their own lives.

In December 2010, a 59-year-old man jumped to his death from a 19th-floor flat and landed on a 68-year-old man, killing him.

The following December, a Hong Kong policeman was seriously injured when a suicidal 81-year-old woman landed on top of him. The woman survived.

Comments
  • Frans - 2012-04-04 14:44

    Yeah! I know some will call me insensitive but.... Is this what they call: Killing two birds with one stone?

      germini23 - 2012-04-04 14:55

      i was thinkn the same thing!

      germini23 - 2012-04-04 14:55

      i was thinkn the same thing!

      lunghile.ndleve - 2012-04-04 15:00

      I am trying not to laugh, but doode come-on...

      lunghile.ndleve - 2012-04-04 15:00

      I am trying not to laugh, but doode come-on...

      ndzululeka - 2012-04-04 17:09

      1000 ways to kill someone

  • antheahartzenberg - 2012-04-04 14:59

    This is unfortunate. "Jumping from high buildings is the most common method of suicide in high-rise Hong Kong, where an average of around three people a day take their own lives."

  • mickayla.africa - 2012-04-04 15:01

    Thats so not fair, cant believe it happened more than once

  • Gichumz - 2012-04-04 15:02

    eish when i go to hong kong il have to get an umbrella...

      yolande.ndawonde - 2012-04-04 15:42

      walk in the middle of the street its safer than walking on sidewalks at least you can dodge the cars as they come towards you ..Yikes Hong Kong

  • Pieter Erasmus - 2012-04-04 15:36

    collecting voyager miles?

  • Qinisile - 2012-04-04 15:45

    81 years old seriously?.Ayi man some people.

      Zing - 2012-04-05 10:54

      Poor guy tripped over his walker and can't remember what happened.

  • Pappa - 2012-04-04 15:53

    its raining men.... and women!!!!

  • lskosana3 - 2012-04-04 16:55

    Wow remind me to never go to Hong Kong

  • Lester - 2012-04-04 17:58

    This place is so over crowded u can't even jump out a window without falling on someone sxm what is this world coming to

  • meredith.r.pollock - 2012-04-04 18:01

    Man, when you visit Hong Kong make sure you look up regularly when walking the streets... Eish... It's actually quite sad if you think about it...

  • jsekels - 2012-04-04 18:45

    In Cape Town you look down for money on the ground,there you have to look up for falling people!

  • jsekels - 2012-04-04 18:47

    In Cape Town you look down for money on the ground,there you have to look up for falling people!

  • berthram - 2012-04-04 22:55

    I know this might be frowned upon, but: what's worse than trying to commit suicide by jumping from a building? Landing on top of someone, who happens to be a policeman, killing him, and surviving, and being 81...

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