A man leaped to his death from the 17th floor of a building in Shenyang, Liaoning province yesterday. The building belonged to the city’s Chamber of Commerce, according to China.org.
A witness told local reporters that the man was seen jumping at around 2:00 p.m. A black briefcase was found on the ground next to his body which was reportedly ‘full of stock-related materials’.
He’s been identified as a local resident aged 57. The reason for his jumping is under investigation, although it’s suggested that the suicide was connected to the recent stock market crash.
When a woman jumped to her death in Shanghai’s IAPM mall last month, it was also linked to recently tumbling stocks.
Chinese stocks plummeted 8.49 percent on Monday—the biggest daily drop since 2007. The market fell another eight percent yesterday and continued to fluctuate today despite intervention by China’s central bank yesterday evening.