Burj Khalifa: Dubai Man Commits Suicide From World’s Tallest Building

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An Asian man atop the Burj Khalifa committed suicide after he jumped from the world’s tallest building in Dubai.

Emaar Properties owns the building where the incident took place. Reportedly, the man left a suicide note before he leapt to his death.

According to published sources in the Arab Emirates, the man jumped to his death from the 147th story and landed on a balcony 39-floors below.

The Burj Khalifa is a half-mile high with 160 “habitable” stories. It’s billed as the world’s tallest structure, and this marks the first suicide at the property, that opened last year in January, says Emirates 24/7.

Burj Dubai Under Construction on 8 May 2008 Pict 2It is unknown how the man gained access to the balcony, or even if it was open to the public.

With a structure that tall, questions are in order about why balconies on a building that tall are easily accessible.

Sadly, there is not much one can do to prevent a person from taking their own life.

And it seems that as buildings and structures become taller, it soon attracts those intent on committing suicide.

Hopefully, the owners of the building take the necessary measures in preventing or lessening these tragedies from occurring in the future.

The balcony where the Asian man’s body landed at the Burj Khalifa, is now closed for maintenance as shown by posted signs. No other information is available at this time about the suicide.

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