Jumper Kills 5-Year-Old, Lands On Top Of Her After Suicide AttempBy: John Vinson - May 25, 2013
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.