Woman’s attempted suicide jump kills pensioner seated on bench

Woman's attempted suicide jump kills pensioner seated on bench
Archive photo of an ambulance in Spain. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP.
A man died on Wednesday after a woman who seemed to be attempting suicide by jumping from a seventh floor balcony in Alicante landed on top of him. The woman survived.

The octogenarian was sitting on a bench in Alicante with his wife on Wednesday morning when the woman landed on top of him, having fallen from a seventh-floor balcony above, according to local newspaper Diario Información.

A spokesman for Alicante's city council confirmed to The Local that the incident occurred near the Plaza Manila, but could not give further details because the case is being handled by the national police.

The newspaper reported that the woman, 48, is believed to have been attempting to commit suicide and that neighbours said she suffered from depression.

The woman was taken to hospital, suffering from serious injuries, though she is in stable condition, according to El Mundo.

The man's wife was also taken to hospital, suffering from shock, according to Europa Press.

The Spanish phone number for the International Association of Hope's crisis hotline is 902-500-002.

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