Man commits suicide at underground Metro station in Rome

Man commits suicide at underground Metro station in Rome

Rome - The man was allegedly suffering from depression.



By IANS/AKI

Published: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 1:18 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 3:19 PM

A man committed suicide at Rome's Barberini metro station on Wednesday, jumping on to the track as a train was entering, reports said.

The incident forced local transport company Atac to close a section of the line linking the stop to the central Termini rail station for several hours.

The 60-year-old man, who worked as a waiter on nearby Via Veneto, was allegedly suffering from depression and committed suicide, Rome daily Il Messaggero reported on its website.

Firemen had to use a crane to recover the man's body, which was trapped between the underground train and the tracks, the daily said, quoting police.


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