Several photos have been circulating around on the Internet like wild fire over the last two days. They are supposedly of a couple who committed suicide together at the Grand Gateway (港汇广场) at Xujiahui on Wednesday, 7 May some time around 2.30 pm in the afternoon. The incident has set online forums abuzz (WARNING: THESE LINKS CONTAIN GRAPHIC IMAGES), but we haven’t found any reports in the news yet (let us know if you find any).
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UPDATE: Via reader titro: Mainstream media such as Oriental Morning Post and Labour Daily have reported on the news media and apparently, only one woman committed suicide and not a couple as circulated in emails. (The picture of the dead man that has been making the rounds online is apparently from a separate suicide case at the same mall some years back.) The woman is described as between 20 and 30 years of age, and was working as a sales assistant in the mall. She jumped from the sixth floor and died instantly when she hit the event space on the ground floor. In another report by Jiefang Daily, eye witnesses say she jumped with an LV bag.