A man committed suicide Tuesday by jumping off the 147th floor of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The man landed on a deck on the 108th floor of the 160-story structure, according to news reports from Dubai.
Dubai police confirmed the suicide, according to a report posted by The Gulf Today.
The man was described as an Asian in his mid-30s.
"The deceased works at one of the companies located at Burj Khalifa itself. We also came to know that the man decided to commit suicide as his company refused to grant leave," a police official told The Gulf Today.
The Burj Khalifa is 2,716.5 feet tall and is the tallest free-standing structure in the world. It officially opened in 2010.
Not a big surprise, sadly. Despite the material wealth Dubai is a pretty messed-up place to live.
I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death. SKYDIVE!!!
Um.... well now i guess the janitors are not going to have to worry about getting out of a job it'll take em days to clean up all the blood and crap.
MaryInBoise: Too bad your mother didn't commit suicide before you were born as it would have spared a lifetime worth of oxygen wasted.
In a perfect world, suicide would be promoted, encouraged, and even subsidized by the government.
For shame, a man is dead and most of these comments are trolling or debates on skydiving! Show come compassion for the loved ones affected by this tragedy and remember that karma has a way of coming back to you.
I wonder if he yelled "Firsties!' all the way down.
The building looks like the Citadel from Half-Life 2.
I dont believe this man made suicide b/se of simple reason...This is happening in all gulf countries(Especially in Qatar) due to the slavery sponsorship system,,,more victims ahead.SAD!
why doesnt oprah jump? do us all a favor...arghhh.
Love your idea. However, Oprah could suddenly lose tonnage on the way down and simply pierce the ground, leaving her upper body to be punched around like a clown. On the other hand, with her apparent displacement the equivalent of the U.S.S. Hornet, she could blast a crater the size of Wyoming and then write a book about it.
I TOTALLY agree!!!!!!!!!
This man was extremely frustrated and hopeless and he felt like making a statement. Maybe he was part of the construction of this majestic building and he was not properly compensated. Imagine that?
It is not slavery, it is economic freedom! Don't you stinky communists understand?
Superb post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!
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