Woman killed as suicide jumper lands on her
04 April 2012, 16:52
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.
following December, a Hong Kong policeman was seriously injured when a
suicidal 81-year-old woman landed on top of him. The woman survived.