Jumper Kills 5-Year-Old: Suicide Jumper Lands on Young Girl in Tragic Incident (VIDEO)
May 24, 2013|7:02 pm
(Photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)South Korean police seen in this file photo.
jumper has killed a 5-year-old girl, crushing her as he jumped to his
death from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Busan, South
The incident has shocked locals, and has highlighted the
increasing problem of suicide in South Korea, which has now become the
country with the highest suicide rate in the world.
Busan have reported that a 39 year old man jumped to his death on
Wednesday from the 11th floor of the apartment building. He is believed
to have died instantly but landed on the young girl who was walking with
her parents on the sidewalk outside the high rise building.
girl was rushed to a local hospital in the southeastern port city, but
later succumbed to her injuries, which included brain damage and
numerous broken bones.
Authorities are still investigating the
incident, and according to The Associated Press the official who gave
details of the tragedy refused to give his name. The officials did,
however, indicate that as yet there is no known motive for why the man
jumped and committed suicide.
Eye witnesses described seeing the
man jump from the building, but authorities have confirmed that there
has been no suicide note found as of Friday afternoon.
Here is a
video news report into the incident where a 5 year old tragically died
after being crushed by a suicide jumper in South Korea: