Suicide pact leaves two critically injured

25th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

AJACCIO, France, May 24, 2007 (AFP) - Two teenagers who agreed to commit suicide by jumping from their families' apartments on the French island of Corsica were in critical condition Thursday, police and judicial officials said.

AJACCIO, France, May 24, 2007 (AFP) - Two teenagers who agreed to commit suicide by jumping from their families' apartments on the French island of Corsica were in critical condition Thursday, police and judicial officials said.

The two girls, who were in the same class at the Ajaccio Laetitia Bonaparte secondary school, had agreed over the phone to throw themselves to their deaths, according to public prosecutor Jose Thorel.

"We're talking about two coordinated attempted suicides because we know that they exchanged telephone messages, with one telling the other 'you jump, I jump' just before the first incident," Thorel told AFP.

The two girls were rushed to hospital in critical condition, he added.

The first girl, 14, jumped at around 7:30 pm (1730 GMT) from her family's third-floor apartment in central Ajaccio, the Corsican capital, while the second girl, 15, jumped less than a half hour later from the second floor of an apartment in the suburbs, a police officer told AFP.

Police found a message from the first girl announcing her intention to jump out the window, a source close to the investigation told AFP, refusing to say whether the teen had given a reason for trying to kill herself.


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