Suicide jumper lands on student

I’m sure most of us at one time or another have stayed up all night studying for a test or preparing for an important event the next day. It’s 5:40 in the morning, you’ve got all your work done and can finally go home for a few hours kip before the big day starts. Then, just when you least expect it, somebody jumps on you from the tenth floor of a building.

Here’s an excerpt from today’s Mainichi News:

At about 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a 55-year-old unemployed woman fell from the University of Electro-Communications’ building that houses laboratories in Chofu, and hit a 20-year-old female student who was walking on its premises, local police said.

The older woman died while the student suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to hospital.

A pair of sandals belonging to the woman who fell was left on the landing of an emergency stairway between the ninth and 10th floors, leading investigators to suspect that she committed suicide.

The student who was injured was on her way home after finishing preparations for an upcoming university festival, according to police.

There’s not much more I can say on this other than I hope the student makes a full recovery. Imagine trying to explain how you got your injuries!

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