Date
17 October 2017
It was the first suicide at ICC, Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper, which houses offices, restaurants and a hotel. Photo: HKEJ/Internet
It was the first suicide at ICC, Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper, which houses offices, restaurants and a hotel. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

Woman jumps to death from HK’s tallest building

A woman jumped to her death from the International Commerce Center, Hong Kong’s tallest building, on Tuesday morning, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

She was certified dead when emergency services arrived.

Police found no suspicious circumstances and said the woman left no suicide note.

It was the first suicide at the 490-meter tall, 118-story building, which houses offices, restaurants and a hotel.

Initial investigations showed that the woman, 29, lived in Yau Yat Chuen, a residential area in Kowloon Tong, The Standard reported.

She had checked into the Ritz-Carlton hotel that occupies the 102nd to 118th floors on Sunday and Monday. She checked into the hotel again in the early hours of Tuesday before she killed herself at around 3 p.m.

Police said she had managed to go down to the refuge floor between the 101st and 102nd floors and opened a fire door trap, which triggered an alarm.

The woman jumped from the refuge floor, hitting the window of a lower floor of the building. She landed on the ground, near a taxi stand. Her body was found by a taxi driver.

The case has been classified as a “person falling from a height”.

Police said they tried to contact the woman’s family members but they are believed to be out of town.

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression and related issues. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 (or email [email protected]).

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