Dramatic footage shows a Chinese woman being rescued by firemen as she tried to kill herself. The woman climbed to the roof of a 29-story residential building in Xi’an city, Shaanxi Province, with the intention of jumping off. A firefighter was able to grab her, and after a struggle where the woman tried to make further efforts to jump off, he was able to pull her to safety. The woman is thought to have become suicidal due to relationship issues.
According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the fifth leading cause of death in China and the suicide rate for women is 25 percent higher than for men. The police reminded the public that suicide cannot solve problems but hurts their families.
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