Teenager jumps to death ahead of school year

By Liang Yiwen  |   2011-8-31  |     ONLINE EDITION

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A schoolgirl jumped to her death from a residential high-rise building in Pudong New Area early this morning, one day before the new school year starts.

The student, 15, jumped from the top of an 18-story apartment building on Zhangyang Road about 7:50am today.

The girl, whose name has not been released yet, was a Grade 9 student at Jincai North Middle School. Students of the school were required to fetch their new textbooks today.

She was wearing a school uniform when she jumped and left her schoolbag and cell phone on top of the building, security guards said.

An ambulance rushed to the scene immediately but found her dead on arrival.

The girl was a resident of a neighboring community and went into the building alone according to the surveillance camera record.

Her death was still under investigation, police said.

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