A South Korean official from the country’s Ministry of Justice committed suicide allegedly due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the country over the past few weeks.
According to Naver, the man in his 30s jumped from a bridge across the Han River on 25th February. CCTV footage showed him driving his car and hitting the railing of the Dongjak Bridge.
He then allegedly jumped from the bridge into the Han Rive and died at around 4am. His body was found four hours later by the Banpo rescue team.
The man is reported to be an employee at the Office of Emergency Safety Planning, which is in charge of national emergency and disaster management, including the Covid-19 outbreak.
Currently, the police and South Korea’s Ministry of Justice a investigating the reasons behind the man’s alleged suicide and trying to find any potential links between his death and his work.
South Korea just recorded another daily spike in Covid-19 cases, with a total number of 2,022 infected patients and 13 deaths at the time of writing.
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