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Tuesday
May102011

First Suicide Reported at World's Tallest Building

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) -- A man killed himself in a jump from the world’s tallest tower Tuesday, marking the first time anyone has committed suicide from Dubai’s new Burj Khalifa.

Emirates 24|7, citing a resident who claimed knowledge of the suicide, reports that the man, described as “an Asian worker,” leapt from the 147th floor and plunged 39 floors before landing on a deck on the 108th.

The Burj Khalifa, which totals 160 habitable floors, opened in January of 2010.

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