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. James

    @Kate. Yes they were Asians who flew into Twin Towers. They were Arab Asians.. LOL... Geography Please....

    May 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. innit

    No.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. peace ppl

    I was hoping it was Donald Trump or Charlie Sheen!!!

    May 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. innit

    And here I thought Egypt was in Africa.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. innit

    Learned it from the best. Moron.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. innit

    @tapuhere:
    You haven't exactly posted anything of value, either.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • tapuhere

      Point taken–we assess value differently.

      May 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. grofys

    one good thing about the web, it's brought people from all over the world together to argue about everything imaginable.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. innit

    Innit?

    May 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hmmmm

    Why, I say the boy fell accidentally while reading a memo that he couldn't leave.... but why would you (he) want to leave?

    May 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. steve houston

    asians are a little "off" anyway. They don't have a sense of balance in their lives. They seem to be stressed about status all the time. Lighten up my asian friends. Be laid-back and lazy like us Americans.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmmm

      That is too funny!...

      May 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ike

      Not all Asians are stressed about status. My Filipino friends and family are very laid back even though they work very hard. They do know how to leave work at the office and enjoy their lives outside work.

      May 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Darrel

    This blog is about the article, but they all of those of you who have no life type drivel. As to the man doing the high dive off the building- his privilidge. Nuff said

    May 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Rock

    IF YA SMELLLLALALALAOW!! ... what The ROCK ... IS ... COOKIN' ...

    May 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jsizzle

    the fall doesn't kill you, it's the sudden stop at the end. (boooooo) sorry!

    May 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jean

    He certainly took control of his destiny.

    May 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NetNinja

    Life is precious and to waste it like this. 😦

    May 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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