A 24-year-old trainee solicitor who had apparently been suffering from work-related stress jumped to her death last Thursday from the rooftop of the building she lived in at Taikoo Shing, a residential development on Hong Kong Island.

At 11pm, the severely injured woman was found lying in an open area near Shun On Mansion of On Shing Terrace, Headline Daily reported.

A security guard called the police and she was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

After an initial investigation, police believed that she had gone to the rooftop on the 30th story of the building and jumped off. But no suicide note was found.

The victim graduated from the faculty of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong last year and was working for a law firm as a trainee solicitor in Central.

It was understood that she was under stress from work and had argued with her boyfriend, who is studying overseas, Oriental Daily reported.

But the actual cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.

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