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. Stosh

    It's tragic that he only fell 39 stories. Even in suicide he was a failure.

    May 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. u4realcnn

    ______ Was that another Sucide bomber on a training mission ???

    May 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bob

    What a waste...he could have just jumped off a 39 story building...

    May 15, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pete

    It's not true that your lungs get sucked out during a fall but occasionally your brain will get sucked out while surfing the internet...

    May 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. No Mercy

    He shouldn't have jumped. He should have face the problems and deal with them.

    May 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaveNYUSA

      I'll bet you have a lot of Barry Manilow records, don't you?

      May 17, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. okay guys...

    I am sorry for this man.
    I am sorry for his family.

    May 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Keni

    I think I want to hang out with Pete... along with "Daniel" from "43 Most Obnoxious Responses to Misspelling on Facebook"... I would buy them both a beer... I, too, am sorry for the family of this man...and for many of the responders of this article.

    May 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sharon

    And he took the leave of no return.

    May 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Snacklefish

    Boss must have have told him to "take a flying leap". That'll learn him.

    May 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sumeetk

    did he get the leave?

    May 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sparkles

    hahaha reading the comments is more entertaining than reading the story itself!

    May 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don D

      You find the story entertaining, a**h*le?

      May 17, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tiffany

    wow im really sorry for this guy he shouldnt of done that he should of just faced his problems

    May 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bubba

    LOL!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cedar Rapids

    Wow, here is a guy who actually threw himself to the ground.....and missed!

    May 17, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. DaveNYUSA

    You make the mess, you clean it up!

    May 17, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
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