Sunday, April 29, 2007

Suicide injury

A man was injured after a suicidal woman who jumped off the roof of a Tokyo building landed on his head on Friday afternoon, police said.

Investigators said they suspect that the woman, an 18-year-old university student, committed suicide, noting that her coat was left on the rooftop.

At about 1 p.m. on Friday, the woman leaped from the rooftop of the nine-story (about 30m, 100ft high) Marui City Ueno commercial complex in the Ueno district of Taito-ku, hitting a 60-year-old man as he was walking along the road, local police said. The woman was rushed to a hospital where she died shortly afterwards, while the man suffered bruises to his head.

Investigators discovered the woman had been diagnosed as mentally unstable and had received treatment at a mental hospital.

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