Japanese Engineer Commits Suicide Over Project Mishap

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A Japanese engineer working on a bridge connecting İzmit and Yalova on the edge of the Marmara Sea has committed suicide after holding himself responsible for a rope that broke on the construction project.

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Kishi Ryoichi, 51, was found by schoolchildren on March 23 at the entrance to the Altınova District cemetery in Yalova with cuts to his wrist and throat, according to District Gov. Nurullah Kaya. According to a note that was left at the scene, Ryoichi said he held himself responsible for the severing of the rope and had consequently decided to take his own life.

The rope on the section of the bridge called the Catwalk ruptured on March 21.

Ryoichi’s body has been sent to Yalova State Hospital for an autopsy amid a continuing investigation.