Man jumps off Dubai tower

A MAN threw himself off the world’s tallest building in Dubai, its developer said, plummeting to his death in the first suicide from Burj Khalifa tower.

The man, believed to be in his 20s and of South Asian background, jumped from the 147th floor of the 828-metre skyscraper and landed on a terrace on the 108th floor, local daily The National reported.

The developer, Emaar, said it had a recorded an “incident involving a male” at its Burj Khalifa site yesterday morning.

The man may have worked at a company inside the 160-storey building, the paper said, adding that police said statements showed a holiday he had requested was turned down.


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