(Xuzhou) Jiangsu, China – Frustrated boyfriend commits suicide by jumping on a balcony from seventh floor plunging to his death when lover asserted on going into one more clothes shop.

Tao Hsiao, 38 years old, found escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After spending five hours on a non-stop shopping spree, Tao called off and finally demanded to go home.


Witnesses say Tao could be heard voicing they had more than what they can actually carry, but his girlfriend, still ranting, pursuantly insisted one more shop where a special offer on shoes was on spot.


‘He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument.’ said a witness of the incident.


All shouting ended when the guy chucked the bags of what they bought hours before, feeling all exasperated, furiously jumped on the balcony seven stories above, tearing into Christmas decorations on his way down before finally crashing his own body on to one of the stalls then to the floor causing shocked mall consumers to run in terror.


Arriving immediately, emergency services failed to revive Tao Hsiao as he was killed on instant at the impact of the horrible fall.

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‘His body was removed fairly quickly. He actually landed on one of the stalls below and then fell to the floor so although the store was damaged it meant he didn’t hit anybody.’


‘This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people.’ a shopping spokesman said as he consoled shoppers and media men after the incident.


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