Fences to stop suicidal Dom jumpers 

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Utrecht is currently placing fences at the top of the Dom tower, which should make it impossible for suicidal visitors to jump. The city decided to do so after a man jumped and hit a passerby, last year.

Over the past five years, four people have committed suicide by jumping off the Dom. The city of Utrecht considered the first three suicides ‘incidents’, but was alarmed when the innocent passerby got severely injured.

Utrecht is testing two fences at the moment and will make a decision about it at the end of the summer. Esthetically seen, the fences are not being appreciated. The city, however, considers them a necessity and will probably leave them up.

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