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11-year-old girl jumps to her death at school

AN 11-year old girl in Shanghai's Zhabei District jumped to her death at school this morning, the first day back after the Spring Festival holiday.

The girl surnamed Zhang jumped from the sixth floor of Shanghai Children's Dream Experiment School about 8:50am. She had just finished her first class.

She was declared dead about 10:20am at Shanghai No. 10 People's Hospital.

Police sealed off the area where the girl landed. Broken glass was scattered around the ground, according to

The girl's teacher told the Website that Zhang, who came from a single-parent family, was unhappy with her mother when she sent her to school about 7:30am today.

She lay on the ground for about one minute and refused to stand up, according to the unnamed teacher.

Zhang was said to have a strained relationship with her mother during the winter holiday, Xinmin said.


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