Relatives of man who died trying to catch woman to be compensated

A security guard from a shopping mall in Xi'an lost his life trying to persuade and catch a woman who committed suicide and fell from the 11th floor of an apartment.

A security guard from a shopping mall in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, lost his life trying to catch a woman who committed suicide by jumping from the 11th floor of an apartment.

The 43-year-old guard, Li Guowu, and the woman both died in the incident which occurred at around 8:42am on December 10.

As a security video shows, Li tried to catch the falling woman but failed. He was knocked to the ground with tremendous force.

The city’s Human Resources and Social Security Bureau affirmed it was a duty-related death after an investigation. Li’s family members will receive a one-time subsidy of over 700,000 yuan (US$105,918). Li’s six-year-old daughter is eligible for pension until adulthood.

Relatives of the woman said they would try their best to compensate Li’s family.


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