Suicide jumper kills 5-year-old girl in South Korea

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(CNN) — A 5-year-old South Korean girl was killed when a man who jumped from his 11th floor apartment landed on top of her, police said.

The incident took place Wednesday in Busan, a port city in the southern part of the country.

The girl had left her apartment building with her parents when a 38-year-old tenant made his suicide plunge, said Busan Police officer Kim Gil-san.

The man died on the spot. He apparently was being treated for depression, police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital and died of skull fracture, Kim said.

Her parents were unharmed.

South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates among economically advanced countries.


  • Lori

    I cannot imagine the horror the parents went through, seeing this crash to death right in front of their eyes, and crushing their small daughter's skull in the process. Overwhelmingly sad. If you're going to off yourself, at least jump off a bridge into water where you won't be able to wreak any havoc below.

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