06 May '11, 7am

www.Taiwan-VIP.com Taiwan man 'jumps to death over apocalypse warning': The 70-year-old, who suffered from chron...

www.Taiwan-VIP.com Taiwan man 'jumps to death over apocalypse warning': The 70-year-old, who suffered from chron...

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - An elderly Taiwanese man leapt to his death apparently terrified by a "prediction" that the island would soon be destroyed by a giant quake and tsunami, police and media said Friday. The 70-year-old, who suffered from chronic depression, jumped from his fifth-floor home in a Taipei suburb on Thursday and died later in hospital, said an officer at a police station nearby. His family said his condition had worsened after a 9.0-magnitude quake ravaged northeastern Japan in March and a self-proclaimed local "prophet" alleged Taiwan too would be ruined by a quake and tsunami, the officer said. "My hair is all white. I have so many worries," he told his wife shortly before leaping from the balcony of their home, the United Daily News reported. Taiwanese prosecutors have launched an investigation into the "prophet", known to the public only as "Teacher Wang", aft...

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