German Minister Kills Himself With Covid-19 Worries

Mon Mar 30 2020 10:48:01 GMT+0530 (IST)

In what it could be a shocker, it is believed that Thomas Schaefer, Finance Minister of Hesse state of Germany committed suicide after he was deeply worried about the novel coronavirus. It has been widely reported that he is very upset with the economic downfall in the state due to the outbreak.

The body of the Minister was found on the railway tracks at Hochheim, near Frankfurt. He is a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

State governor Volker Bouffiersaid that Schaefer took this extreme step fearing the deadly outbreak and the downfall of the economy.

The Governor said that he is worried in connection with 'Whether it would be possible to succeed in fulfilling the population's huge expectations, particularly of financial help.'

'I have to assume that these worries overwhelmed him. He apparently couldn't find a way out. He was in despair and left us,' he added.