Malaysian Woman Rescued in Suicide Attempt
A Malaysian woman was rescued by firefighters on Thursday when she tried to kill herself by jumping from a three-story shopping complex in Wakaf Che Yeh, Kelantan.
The drama unfolded at 3pm when the 20-year-old woman, armed with a knife, perched on the ledge of the third floor of the building. Firefighters were called on to the scene. It took them more than an hour trying to coax her from the ledge.
District Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Shahrin Yusman Mat Yusof said rescue efforts were made difficult after the woman threatened to stab herself whenever the firemen approached.
“One of our personnel, Mohd Zaki Ismail, managed to grab the woman but she resisted and fell,” he said.
“She was lucky to fall on a cushion put up by the mall management and department personnel,” Shahrin told reporters at the scene on Thursday.
He said the woman only suffered bruises to her face when she grazed the building during the fall.
The woman’s uncle said she had been experiencing personal problems with her mother.
The woman works at the mall.