Yesterday morning a woman was spotted ascending the rooftop of Hanzhong’s social security tower in Shaanxi province. Reportedly more than a million RMB in debt, jumping to her death was the only solution she could think of to end her financial woes.
As police attempted to talk her down from her perch, a crowd began to assemble below to watch the unfolding drama. When classes finished for the day a gaggle of primary school children joined the spectators and repeatedly screamed, “Jump! Hurry up and jump for us!”
Their chillingly indifferent words have curdled the blood of many a netizen, but the woman herself is now safe, after police managed to drag her from the ledge. The schoolchildren were also recorded saying, “This is so much fun! Just whets your appetite!” How disappointed they must have been.
By Ryan Kilpatrick