An eyewitness told the South China Morning Post he saw a man climb onto the roof of the skyscraper shortly after lunchtime on Tuesday.
Despite attempts to talk him down, the man jumped before emergency crews arrived, landing on the road outside the building. The man who jumped was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The unidentified man, aged about 33, was a junior employee who served a supporting function at the bank and wasn’t involved in investment activity, according to Bloomberg. Rumors circulating in the media say that his last name was Li.
A colleague of the man said that before the suicide he had complained about heavy work-related stress, though police say no suicide note has been found.