Friday 24 January 2020

Man kills girl after building fall

A man in South Korean killed himself and a girl he landed on after jumping from the 11th floor of a building
A man in South Korean killed himself and a girl he landed on after jumping from the 11th floor of a building

A man jumping to his death killed a five-year-old girl by falling on her as she walked with her parents outside the apartment building, South Korean police have said.

A police official said the 39-year-old man died immediately after he jumped on Wednesday from the 11th floor of the building in the south-eastern port city of Busan. The girl died later from brain damage and broken bones.

The official said it is unclear why the man jumped. He said witnesses reported the man jumping but there was no suicide note.

South Korea has the developed world's highest suicide rate.

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