Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earthquake survivor allegedly commit suicide by jumping off overpass

The Mainichi Newspapers reported that an earthquake survivor was found dead under an overpass in Yamada Machi, Iwate Prefecture. No farewell note was found. Iwate prefectural police department is investigating if the man killed himself. The man used to live in coastal area of Iwate Prefecture, one of the most severely hit by the earthquake and tsunami that followed. He lost his house. 

Iwate prefectural heath and welfare department said that doctors and health outreach workers have been reaching out to people at the evacuation centers for their mental care trying to manage their emotional wellbeing.
(summary of the article by The Mainichi Shimbun, March 22, 2011)

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