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Suicide: Young man jumps from tower in Rondônia after being rejected by his evangelical family.
Last Friday (19), young Saul de Assis Lima, 23, jumped from a high telephone tower at Liberdade neighborhood in the city of Porto Velho. Following a 9 hour long stand off with him threatening to jump.
More than five trucks from the Fire Department were dispatched to the scene to try to rescue him. In vain. At 4pm the youth managed to brake away from one of the firefighters who tried to save him and threw hhimself from the tower. After falling 70 feet tall, Saul died instantly.
"We tried as best we could to fulfill our mission which is to protect lives," said Colonel Caetano, commander of the fire brigade.
Moments after the death of Saul, Victoria Angelo Bacon, a former teacher of the young man posted on Facebook a text explaining the reasons could have led the boy to commit suicide.
"That boy who killed himself, Saul, was my student at age 15 in 2005, what a longing, simple student , quiet but always asked me why I was such a big one? His family kicked him out of the house for being with AIDS and being gay.
Once at the Madeira Mamore railroad he told me (2012) that he was tired of living and asked every day for god to take him. His evangelical family, did not accept his life routine and turned her back to him ... who was helping a friend who then left to Calama, something that I could collect ... Rest in peace ... Saul" the teacher wrote.Above you can see the video of the moment of suicide. The images are strong.
In: Regional News
Tags: brazil, suicide, gay, evangelical, religion, jump, tower, fall
Location: Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil (load item map)
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