Man dies in jump from world's tallest building
The Burj Khalifa towers above the Dubai skyline.
May 10th, 2011
02:06 PM ET

Man dies in jump from world's tallest building

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.

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  1. banasy

    Who were you talking to, Denizen Kate? I'm on my cell, and sometimes itks hard to tell.

    May 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    *it's*

    May 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Psyclops

    Some of you people are just sick. I shudder to think what some of you look like.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. What a mess

    He got his leave after all. Must have had alot on his mind.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HermitTheF@g

    Scotty missed the beam, couldn't teleport him to the Enterprise.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HermitTheF@g

    2012 IS COMING! BE PREPARED FOR THE END! NOTHING YOU CAN DO BUT PROFESS YOUR SINS AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS!

    May 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bergen Belsen

      Hey Hermit, I will buy your house from you for $10K right now. You can keep living in it until October 30, 2011 at which time you will obviously be in heaven laughing at me as I haul your crap to the dump and paint your smoke stained walls. But then I am certain you rent because nut cases can't earn enough to buy. But if you inherited your house I'll give you $10K sight unseen for a quitclaim deed.

      May 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. What a mess

    Actually it was thoughtful of him to not land at street level. in doing so, he avoided taking out any unsuspecting passer(s)by. It would have been very selfish of him to unload his personal matters on somebody else.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Its not a bird

    Actually it was thoughtful of him to not land at street level. in doing so, he avoided taking out any unsuspecting passer(s)by. It would have been very selfish of him to unload his personal matters on somebody else.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. nur amabo nur

    While you googleing your as$ off on your i-phone, I-pad or apple computer, type in apple employees suicide. Yup its in the new employment contracts not to commit suicide but 14 have broken that contract recently. Just think you could be typing on some poor souls last piece of work.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • yokolee

      Poor trouble soul

      May 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SNOTFACE

    - ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

    May 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. deepwater805

    Question: What was the last thing to go through his mind before he hit?
    Answer: His butt....

    May 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ryan

    What a selfish act. Suicide is the ultimate act of cowardice. Oh and it isn't the fall that kills you, it is the sudden stop at the end.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      You're a dick.

      May 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • yokolee

      A coward?

      May 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      I am sorry that he chose to end his own life. but.. Yeah!! A coward!! Instead of manning up and putting one foot after the other to solve his problems he killed himself and probably left friends and family to mourn and suffer. Breaking the hearts of the people who loved him. Oh and by the way for you "Christians" suicide is a mortal sin and considered murder, meaning that you would go straight to hell! For that matter most religions consider suicide a grave offense. In many countries suicide is a crime! In some places in the U.S. it is a felony! So yeah! Coward! Oh and JR if you have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation then keep it to yourself!

      May 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rick

    I can be very sure the guy was an Indian...

    May 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. charlie

    build it an they will come.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobster26

    his parachutte malfunctioned.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
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