Hong Kong girl, 17, jumps to death; exam stress suspected
It is understood she had been feeling under pressure from studying for the Diploma of Secondary Education, the city's university entrance examination
A 17-year-old female student who was due to take the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination in April jumped to her death in Kwai Chung, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, on Friday night.
At 10pm, the girl – surnamed Chan – was found lying unconscious in the open area of Shing Keung House, in Kwai Chung’s Kwai Shing East Estate, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Paramedic personnel arrived and took her to hospital but she was pronounced dead after attempts at resuscitation failed.
Police officers did not find any suicide note at the scene.
Chan lived with her parents and an older sister in a flat in Shing Keung House. She was a secondary year six student at a school in Tsing Yi and performed outstandingly in both academic endeavors and sports. She was a member of the school’s volleyball team.
It is understood she recently felt under pressure from studying ahead of the DSE, Hong Kong’s university entrance examination, according to Oriental Daily.
Chan’s death is the third student suicide in Hong Kong January.