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Woman throws child, jumps off six-storey Karachi building

Residents rescue both using top covers of vehicles parked nearby

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 months ago
Posted: Jan 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 months ago

A still from the video footage shows the woman jumping off the six-storey building in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. Photo: SAMAA TV

A woman threw her child before jumping herself off a six-storey building in Karachi, eyewitnesses said Saturday.

A video footage of the incident showed the woman jumping from the roof of the building in Gulshan Iqbal Block-IV.

Residents of the area covered the ground with top covers of nearby vehicles amid efforts to convince her not jump off.

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But the woman threw her one-and-a-half-year-old child before attempting suicide, the eyewitnesses said.

The woman and her son sustained injuries, and were being treated at a hospital.

The woman is a widow who lives in a rented house, according to the police. They said they were looking into the matter.

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