Date
25 July 2017
Rescuers attend to a man (inset) who jumped from the top floor of Festival Walk on Thursday. His shoe was left at LG2. Photos: RTHK, Ming Pao
Rescuers attend to a man (inset) who jumped from the top floor of Festival Walk on Thursday. His shoe was left at LG2. Photos: RTHK, Ming Pao

Middle-aged man jumps to death at Festival Walk

A 41-year-old man, surnamed Chow, plunged to his death from the fifth floor of the Festival Walk shopping mall in Kowloon Tong late on Thursday.

The man was seen sitting on the railings of L2, which is the top level of the mall, when firemen arrived, RTHK reported.

During negotiation, he suddenly jumped and crashed into some of the exhibits at LG2 of the mall, which is owned and managed by Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust.

He was certified dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Police were investigating the case but initially found no evidence of foul play.

Shortly before the incident, Chow was seen sitting near the food court and walking towards the railings from time to time, Ming Pao Daily reported, citing witnesses.

When firemen came, he became emotional and rushed to sit on the railings in front of a fashion shop, the report said.

At the time of the incident, a fashion and culinary exhibit about The Pink Phink was being staged at LG2.

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