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Man Jumps To Death From Building, Possibly Because Of Stock Market Crash

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified 57-year-old man jumped to his death from the 17th floor of a Chamber of Commerce building in Shenyang, China, on Tuesday afternoon.

China.org cites a local newspaper report that a briefcase containing "stock-related materials" was found next to the man's body, and the floor that he jumped from is a "security exchange center."

Those clues have fueled speculation that the man may have killed himself over the recent stock market crash, but authorities are still investigating his death, RT.com reports.

Shanghaiist notes that Chinese stocks dropped 8.49 percent on Monday, and another eight percent on Tuesday.

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In July, an unidentified woman reportedly leaped to her death in a Shanghai mall. Her apparent suicide was also linked to a drop in China's stock market, Shanghaiist reported at the time.

Sources: Shanghaiist (2), China.org (2) (3), RT.com / Photo Credit: Heurik/Wikimedia