87-year-old man jumps to his death after his wife fell asleep in Ho Man Tin

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20th June 2021 – (Hong Kong) At about 6am in the morning today (20th), an 80-year-old man was found lying unconscious on the open patio of Tak Man House in Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin. Paramedics arrived at the scene and sent the unconscious victim to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, but after arriving at the hospital, he was certified dead.

Leather shoes and mask were left on the ground. The police officers went to the building to investigate and found a suicide note, which confirmed that the male victim (87 years old) lived with his wife in a unit on the 17th floor. At the time of the incident, while his wife was asleep, the male victim walked out of the corridor patio and placed a stool and jumped down.

The cause of death is to be determined by autopsy.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000.

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