Man dies after jumping from a moving ferry in Mombasa

Man dies after jumping from a moving ferry in Mombasa

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Likoni crossing channel in Mombasa. Incidences of people attempting suicide at the channel are on the rise.PHOTO/FILE.

Mombasa,KENYA:A man committed suicide on Jamhuri day by jumping off from a moving ferry in Mombasa.

According to eye witnesses, the unidentified man jumped off as the ferry was in the middle of the Likoni channel heading to the mainland.

Some on lookers jumped into the water and removed the man from the sea but attempts by Red Cross officials to resuscitate him were futile.

He was later pronounced dead and his body transferred to Coast General hospital mortuary.

It was not immediately established why he took his life.

Incidents of people attempting suicide at the crossing channel have been on the rise.

Two days ago, a young woman jumped into the sea while using the ferry in a suicide mission but was rescued by quick thinking passengers.

Ms. Hadijah Abdullah was later arrested and will be arraigned in court on Tuesday for attempting to end her life.

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