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A 19-year-old student who had been studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong fell to his death from a dormitory in Sha Tin in the New Territories on Tuesday morning.

The student surnamed Choi – in year one at the School of Chinese Medicine – was found unconscious on the patio of Chan Chun Ha Hostel, Oriental Daily reported.

Paramedics arrived and sent him to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin but he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Police collected a pair of slippers and a mobile phone at the scene, along with a note with some quotes about the philosophy of life. No suicide note was found.

Choi was understood to be a student with an active disposition who took part in various social activities, Sing Tao Daily reported.

But he revealed to his family on Monday that he had got exam results that did not satisfy him.

The Samaritans run a 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline on +852 2896 0000. E-mails can be sent to jo@samaritans.org.hk.

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