Man jumps off in a mall, dies

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Saturday, June 22, 2013


A MAN died after jumping off from the third floor of Centrio mall in Cagayan de Oro city, Friday afternoon.

He was immediately brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) but was declared “dead on arrival” by Dr. Feliciano John, the attending physician, around 1:40 p.m.

The man sustained a wound at the back of his head, causing his death.

An NMMC guard on duty said no family members visited the victim as of 5 p.m. Friday.

The man was only identified through his Social Security System (SSS) identification card.

The Cogon police could not yet determine the reason why he jumped off the third floor. But they discount the possibility that he was provoked.

In a text message sent to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro Friday evening, an official of Centrio mall denied allegations that the man was an electrical engineer employed at said mall.

The mall official said he might have committed suicide and that the mall management will release an official statement in due time.

The man’s remains still lie at the NMMC morgue waiting to be claimed as of this posting.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 22, 2013.

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