5-year-old girl killed by suicide jumper in South Korea
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 0903 GMT (1703 HKT)
- The man dies on the spot
- The girl is taken to a hospital with a skull fracture
- South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates
Seoul, South Korea (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.
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