A Hong Kong man suspected of suffering under the pressure of his studies plunged to his death before the start of the new university year.

At 11pm on Thursday, the 34-year-old man, who had been in computer-science studies abroad, jumped from the 15th floor of the Chung Wo Building on Chung Wui Street in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, news website HK01.com reported.

He hit a minibus parked on the street before landing on the ground. He was sent to Kwong Wah Hospital in an unconscious state. He was resuscitated but was later pronounced dead.

The man’s 63-year-old mother nearly collapsed from the shock of hearing of her son’s fate from the police. She was sent to hospital for treatment.

No suicide note was found. After an initial investigation, police believed that the man, who had returned to the city from overseas for his summer vacation, was stressed by his studies.

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