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Author Topic: Wannabe suicider pushed off bridge by passer-by  (Read 1456 times)
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« on: 24 May 2009, 08:47:45 »
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The world has some very strange and frightening people:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090524/ap_on_re_as/as_china_suicide_help

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BEIJING – Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand — and pushed him off the ledge.

Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

The passer-by, 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, had been fed up with what he called Chen's "selfish activity," Xinhua said. Traffic around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.

"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."



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« Reply #1 on: 25 September 2009, 02:54:08 »
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The Chinese are hard core.
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