Mentally ill woman survives fall from 5th floor

SHANGHAI - A woman suffering from mental dissociation escaped death after falling from a fifth floor window, thanks to windows and electric wires below, in Shanghai on Thursday.

The incident happened at a residential building in Shanghai's Luwan district about 2:20 pm Thursday, when the woman was spotted crouching from the window on the fifth floor, grabbing the window frame and yelling, "Somebody is going to kill me!" although no one was near her.

Crowds tried to calm her down, but to no avail, as the woman lost her grip on the window and fell straight down.

To the pleasant surprise of the onlookers, her body hit an open window on the fourth floor and then was hindered by some electric wires at the second floor level, and landed on the ground with apparently no serious injuries.

She even stayed conscious enough to speak to family members, who sent her to the hospital.

One family member told Youth Daily that the 29-year-old had been diagnosed with mental illness, and had been behaving oddly.