Man jumps to death from skyscraper in Hong Kong’s financial district
A 33-year-old man plunged to his death Tuesday
from the roof of a 30-storey building in Hong Kong’s financial district
that houses the Asia headquarters of banking giant JP Morgan.
“At around 2pm… a man fell from the rooftop of the building. Police
arrived and saw him unconscious. He was sent to the hospital where he
was certified dead,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.
Several policemen had scrambled on to the roof of Chater House in the
skyscraper-packed district in a bid to convince the man, surnamed Li,
not to jump but failed, the South China Morning Post reported.
The Apple Daily posted pictures on its website of the man in a
dark-coloured outfit, apparently standing at the edge of the roof.
The SCMP identified the man as a forex trader with JP Morgan but a
company spokeswoman refused to confirm whether he was an employee.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident in Chater House and
the case is being investigated by the police. Our sympathies are with
the family of the deceased person,” she told AFP.
Several banking giants have set up their headquarters in the southern
Chinese city of seven million which promotes itself as the business
gateway to the world’s second-largest economy.