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Father Throws Baby From 14th Floor

A father threw his 10-month-old son to his death from the 14th floor of an apartment block in Shanghai's Minhang District yesterday, police said.

Afterwards, the man, surnamed Zhu, tried to kill himself by cutting his wrists. He is recovering from his injuries in hospital.

Neighbors said Zhu, 29, and his wife, Wang, 28, were having "a fierce row" at about 3:40pm. Suddenly, the husband threw the baby out of the window, a witness said.

The mother rushed outside but could do nothing to save her child.

Police said their investigations were continuing.


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