25 Jan '11, 3am

An Argentine woman trying to commit suicide threw herself from the 23rd floor, landing on a taxi - but still lived

An Argentine woman trying to commit suicide threw herself from the 23rd floor, landing on a taxi - but still lived

A damaged taxi is seen after being hit by a woman who tried to commit suicide, throwing herself from a 23rd floor in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. -- PHOTO: AP BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) - WITNESSES say they saw a woman throw herself from the 23rd story of a Buenos Aires hotel on Monday and survive. The woman landed in a sitting position on the roof of a taxi whose driver got out just before the impact deeply dented his roof and shattered the windshield. The woman, a 30-year-old Argentine, was rushed to the nearby Hospital Argerich, where she was being operated on for injuries including internal bleeding and broken hips and ribs, Alberto Crescenti, director of Argentina's Emergency Medical System, told the government news agency Telam. He estimated that she fell nearly 100m. The taxi driver, Miguel Cajal, told the C5N television station that he jumped out of the car beca...

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