Poor gaokao score drives teenager to suicide

By Sasha Selkirk, June 25, 2014

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The intense pressure placed upon Chinese students taking the Gaokao pushed one 18-year-old student over the edge, jumping to his death hours after receiving his exam results yesterday.

The teenager, surnamed Wang, jumped from his home on the 27th floor of an apartment building in Hefei, capital Anhui Province.


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Wang’s grandfather and father were home at the time he committed suicide, but were unable to persuade him against jumping.

Wang died before an ambulance was able to reach him. Police are investigating the case. 

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