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Man falls to death from 14th floor of condo, hitting woman passerby

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A man fell to his death from the 14th floor of an apartment building in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, hitting a woman pedestrian below, on Thursday morning. Police said they received a call from a witness who saw the man fall at around 8:40 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, the man was already dead, while the 56-year-old woman suffered a fracture to her left shoulder.

Police said the man, who has not yet been identified, was in his 40s, and they are trying to determine if he committed suicide or fell accidentally. No suicide note was found, they said.

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Poor woman - and possibly man if it wasn't suicide of course. Must've been quite a shock casualy walking along to have a man fall from the sky and land on your shoulder!

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Feel sorry for the lady. She's extremly lucky she didn't get her neck broken. Of course this guy jumped. I always find myself looking up when walking around the metropolitan Tokyo area.

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wow I think my ex's family live in this building.What a grotty place it is too.

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Its raining man

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A man fell to his death from the 14th floor of an apartment building

How did they know he fell from the 14th floor?

they are trying to determine if he committed suicide or fell accidentally.

Why have they ruled out homicide?

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How did they know he fell from the 14th floor?

Perhaps someone saw him? Or the balcony is damaged?

Why have they ruled out homicide?

No evidence to support it I guess?

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Pretty soon we'll need to wear helmets if we want to walk adjacent to high buildings.

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Cicada: because Japan is crime free.

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Pretty soon we'll need to wear helmets if we want to walk adjacent to high buildings

Helmets unfortunately dont protect the neck unless u wanna protect yoself from a light falling object

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Wow... I will say only that the woman is lucky she didn't die buy this guy and only suffered a fracture.

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How did they know he fell from the 14th floor?

Um.....from the article:

"....a witness who saw the man fall"

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Suicide is a selfish act and hurt someone in the process is even worse.

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Now I know why 4 is a bad number to have in a building.

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Look before you leap?

Hope the poor woman heals up quickly.

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A guy killed someone in Ikebukuro jumping to his death a couple years ago. Horrible to kill someone while checking yourself out early.

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If depression comes nobody can stop like this accident,society must be more open and enjoyable smiling faces when walk in the street.People must be more freindly each other.

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She was incredibly lucky. A few centimetres to the wrong side and she might have ended up dead too!

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It's raining men.

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That sucks for the woman who got hit. Just minding her business and someone trying to pwn themselves lands on her.

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It's raining men.

I shouldn't laugh...but that's GOLD!

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Well, that will give you nightmares...

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Sakai represent. My hood making the headlines.

He didnt know the Olympic long jump is measured horizontally not vertically.

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OK, full conspiracy theory mode: ON...

The guy was dragged to the roof and tossed off just as the woman was walking by to kill HER. Then the guy calls the police as the "witness" to make it not look like a murder. He gets back to the ground level and is dismayed to discover she is not dead, but only injured.

(I have GOT to stop watching CSI!)

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Fadamor: stop hitting the crack. do u know how difficult it is to hit even a slowly moving object with a dropped one from 14 floors up? wind, distance, inexperience, the weight of a body.. nevermind

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In the Ikebukuro case it was actually a woman who jumped and killed a male pedestrian. Took of her shoes and placed them neatly too, but didn't bother to take the time to think about the people walking below. Anyways, very lucky woman in this case if she only fractured her shoulder.

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Man! I'm only about 10 minutes from the building. Unfortunately, I was at work at the time. Would have been interesting to see that.

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It also seem pretty bad that I'm almost use to hearing about people topping themselves here. I didn't hear too much of it in the U.S. or Australia.

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I thought Japan was a polite society? What happened to look before you leap? Or, maybe it would have been considered rude for him to say,"doitte, doitte, doitte..." Sorry...

Unlike the old days, you don't think of others when you kill yourself today. But then why does the police consider this an accident or suicide and not consider homocide or attempted-murder suicide?

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Oh, how awful. Poor woman. I'd be traumatized. What's even worse is when people see the jumper and enourage him or her to jump. That happened when I used to live in Seattle. Terrible!

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