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Man falling from 18th storey lands in tree, dies

A resident of Neptune Court Block 2 at Marine Vista heard a loud sound in the late afternoon of Jan 29.

Curious, the woman looked out the window to see what had caused the noise but saw nothing amiss.

"When I looked closer, I discovered that there was a foot sticking out from a tree downstairs. It turned out that there was a person in the tree," the woman told Shin Min Daily News.

A woman was later spotted standing by the tree, clearly distraught and with blood on her face.

"The woman's face was covered in blood, but she couldn't reach the person stuck in the tree," a resident told the Chinese daily.

Residents said the couple had moved into the neighbourhood only about a year ago and kept to themselves most of the time.

The police said a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead on the spot. Preliminary investigation ruled out any suspicion of crime.

The deceased's 55-year-old wife was taken to hospital conscious.

Police investigations are ongoing.


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