Jumper Kills 5-Year-Old: Girl Crushed By Suicide Jumper, 39, In South Korea [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on May 24, 2013 9:43 PM EDT

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A jumper kills a 5-year-old girl when his falling body crushed her to death. The incident occurred in the streets of Busan, South Korea. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A jumper killed a 5-year-old girl when an ill-timed leap from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Busan, South Korea, caused him to crush the little girl. Both the jumper and the little girl are dead.

According to Huffington Post, South Korea, which has a population of 49 million, suffers from the highest suicide rate in the developed world. Based on records published by Seoul's Arirang News late last year, the number of South Koreans that commit suicide is 2.6 times higher than the average suicide rate among the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Busan Police confirmed Wednesday that a 39-year-old man jumped to his death from the 11th floor of the apartment building. While first responders believe the jumper died instantly from the trauma, the 5-year-old girl, who was walking down the sidewalk with her parents, was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, the 5-year-old died from her extensive injuries including brain damage and multiple broken bones.

Busan officers continue to investigate the incident. So far, it is unclear as to why the 39-year-old man has decided to commit suicide. No suicide note was found. At this moment, officials have declined to reveal the names of the deceased.

To learn more about the tragic incident, watch the video below:

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