Two women who were tied to each other with a rope jumped to their deaths from the 7th floor of an apartment in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, on Tuesday morning, police said.
According to police, the two women -- both aged 22 -- were found unconscious on the grounds of the apartment around 5:30 a.m. by a newspaper delivery man who called police. The two women were taken to hospital but died soon after arrival. Police say the two were tied to each other at the waist with a rope and were holding hands when found. A suicide note was found in the corridor on the 7th floor. Police said the two women had been classmates at junior high school.© Japan Today