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Crisis claims another victim: man, 39, shoots himself

Desperate because of the dire economic situation, a 39-year-old man saw no other solution than to put the gun in his mouth and shoot himself. the man had left a notice explaining the reasons that led him to commit suicide.

The tragic incident occurred Monday early afternoon in  Kountoura village by Chania on the island of Crete.

According to local website CretaLive, suicides have reached a dramatic level in Crete with the relevent authorities unable to do something to change the situation.

Suicides in Greece reached an alarming level with 3,124 austerity- and crisis-hit people to have committed suicide in the period between 2009 and the first half of 2012.


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  1. have these people any idea of how many lives they have destroyed i hope they burn in hell!!
    in ireland we have had three young teens committed suicide in the last month or so because of social media bullying
    what sort of society are we becoming?

  2. Brother, you should have shot those in power who sell out your country first, then take yours. But, it’s too late now.
    Rest in peace!

  3. We all live in societies where we think are nothing if we don’t bring in a regular paycheque. We don’t watch out for our neighbours either. It is an every man for himself kind of thing. There are so many ways to get into debt too. I know I got my first credit card when I was not working with a limit of thousands of dollars of month.I kept getting these pre-approved offers until finally I filled out the forms. I knew better than to get into such debt due to owing student loans, but I know people who just start relying on their credit cards and pay so much in interest. I believe the most precious resource Greece has is the Greeks and wish there would be more outreach so people would not take their own lives.

  4. “We don’t watch out for our neighbours either. It is an every man for himself kind of thing.”

    >> Very true! Men have advanced so far materialistically, but still remained barbaric as in those slavery days.
    Greed and arrogance is the way of life.