Jumper Kills 5-Year-Old, Lands On Top Of Her After Suicide Attemp

    May 25, 2013
    John Vinson
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South Korea has a problem with rampant suicide in their country, with it being the leading cause of death among 15-24 demographic. While this is a sad fact in and of itself, one suicide became an even more heartbreaking tragedy.

A 39 year-old man jumped to his death from a 11-story building, killing a 5 year old girl who was leaving the building with her parents. The suicide took place in in the port city of Busan, South Korea. The man died instantly, the girl had multiple broken bones, brain damage, and was immediately taken to the hospital after the impact, where she died. Her parents were unharmed in the incident.

No reason has been discovered as to why the man jumped to his death, but he was being treated for depression. There hasn’t been a note discovered at this time. The incident adds to the epidemic of suicides which plagues South Korea every year. Giving it one of the highest suicide rates among industrialized nations.

[H/T: Inquistr]

  • Bob Brady

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    • Rob Lyon

      Thank you for your service to our country, and all you sacrificed and went through. Hope you Mr. Brady have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend to relax and enjoy life, you deserve it!! Thanks again

    • Robert

      You have no right to make such a proclaimation about suicide. For most people, life is easy,but unless you’ve been severly depressed yourself, you don’t know what you are talking about.

  • pororong

    wow her parents were with her at the scene- hard to describe the sight of losing your child like that in any word…

  • Cyndi

    The jumper jumped from his apt bldg. The girl and her parents we walking out of the building. Sounds like they probably lived in the same apt. bldg.

  • Steve B

    What a freak accident! Wondering why he had to jump onto a walkway where people frequently walk around.

    • Cathy

      It sounds as if he had no regard for any life. I don’t mean to sound cold, but if you’re going to do such a stupid selfish thing, at least make sure others are out of harms way. An innocent precious 5 year old girl lost her life because of him. Her parents lives are forever severely damaged. He may have family and friends who loved and cared about him. He ruined their lives also. I’m sorry that he felt so hopeless that he would do such a thing, but it makes me angry to think about the other people he took down with him…

      • Rosa

        i agree with you, i mean if you get to the point where you feel you have no other choice but to take your life, don’t do it where there are other people around. it’s so sad that the little girl had to die too soon, i couldn’t even imagine how her poor parents feel. i really feel for them, and that guys family and friends as well. just so sad.

  • Jack

    What an idiot, you would think he would be yelling on the way down “get out the way!”

  • Crystal

    This is a terrible thing. I cannot image the parents horror. Such a selfish act. The jumper obviously knew the possibility of other people passing on the sidewalk but was too selfish to care. Now there’s a dead five year-old little girl. Not only did she die but she died slowly and painfully with broken bones and brain damage. May she rest in peace and find comfort with the Lord. Heaven apparently needed another angel. My deepest sympathy goes to her parents.

  • TraceyThompson aka SamoanGirl

    Why cant people in the U.S. do the Suicide instead of trying to do a Terrorist Suicide. Kill them self and not involve those who Want to LIVE.
    Maybe some of the Suicide Plague need to come this way.
    My condolenence to the little girl and family.