S.Korea stock broker jumps to death amid losses in past days

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) In what may be a sign that the stock market crash is beginning to consume lives, South Korean police say a stock broker has jumped off a high-rise residential building to his death after he apparently suffered heavy losses in the global markets turmoil.

Chief investigator Lee Kang-ho said Wednesday that a 48-year-old man surnamed Seo sent his colleagues text messages expressing remorse over the losses just minutes before he jumped from the building.

The suspected suicide took place in the southeastern city of Daegu. Lee said Seos text messages included an apology to his clients. No separate suicide note was found.

South Korean stocks have fallen sharply amid global financial turmoil fanned by worries over the future of the U.S. economy.

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wow…talking about the worst drop of economic ever in history…in entire city…NO…in entire world

which is why i always advised to master both long & short - making money in both rising & falling markets. my capital has multiplied several times in this crisis.