A man in his 40s died in an apparent suicide inside a shopping mall on Yeouido, Seoul, according to police, Monday.
|IFC Mall on Yeouido, Seoul / Korea Times file|
He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
There were a considerable number of visitors inside the shopping mall when the man died, with some people witnessing the scene firsthand.
"We are investigating details of the case including why the man jumped," a police official said.
IFC Mall is a three-story facility ― from the first basement level to the third basement level ― and the three floors are connected with a large open space at the center. There are 1.2-meter-high guardrails along the edges, which meet the standard of the relevant law.