Dubai: Man jumps to his death from highest building in the world
An unidentified Asian man jumped to his death on Tuesday from the 147th floor of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, police said. “The police operations room received a call about a suicide at the Burj Khalifa today, and investigation teams were immediately dispatched,” Dubai police said, according to Reuters.
He crashed onto the terrace of the 108th floor.
According to police, the man was employed at a company located in the building. The National newspaper said on its website that he had asked for a holiday and been denied it.
Local news reports said the man, believed to be in his 30s, became the first to commit suicide from the 160-storey building.
- One for the books?! Dubai man to attempt to break this high-flying (or falling!) world record this week
- 8-year-old Yemeni child dies at hands of 40-year-old husband on wedding night
- Saudi youth jumps to his death to avoid morality police
- Hysterical mother jumps to death after her dead son, from Dubai's JLT tower