Mandaue-Mactan bridge jumper just ‘wanted to swim’


Homocide charges have been filed against the 30-year-old man who jumped from the old Mandaue-Mactan bridge in the Philippines and fell on a swimmer below who died from the impact. At the Lapu-Lapu City Jail, the jumper said he wasn’t trying to commit suicide last Wednesday, but didn’t feel well and just wanted “to swim”. Read Inquirer News.

(Photo of Mactan-Mandaue bridge courtesy of Mike Gonzalez/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0)


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