Man committing suicide falls on child, killing her

The 5-year-old girl had just left the apartment building with her parents when she was hit by a falling man. (Source YTN/CNN)
The 5-year-old girl had just left the apartment building with her parents when she was hit by a falling man. (Source YTN/CNN)

SEOUL, South Korea (YTN/CNN) - A 5-year-old 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 a 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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