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Turkey: Japanese engineer commits Harakiri-Style suicide after bridge collapse00:52

Turkey: Japanese engineer commits Harakiri-Style suicide after bridge collapse

Turkey, Izmit
March 25, 2015 at 08:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kishi Ryoichi, a Japanese engineer working on the Izmit Bay Bridge connecting Izmit and Yalova in the Marmara Sea, is reported to have committed suicide, Monday, after holding himself responsible for a broken rope on the Catwalk section of the bridge which ruptured on Saturday. He was purportedly found by schoolchildren near the Altinova District cemetery with Harakiri-Style (severe cuts to the stomach, leading to disembowelment) injuries. Footage from Tuesday shows the bridge in its current state.

Footage shot on Wednesday shows Ryoichi's body being taken by ambulance to Yalova State Hospital, where an autopsy will be carried out and the investigation into his death continued.

The three kilometre (1.9 mile) bridge is being constructed with a budget of around $1 billion (€0.9 billion) and is set to become the largest suspension bridge in the world.

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Kishi Ryoichi, a Japanese engineer working on the Izmit Bay Bridge connecting Izmit and Yalova in the Marmara Sea, is reported to have committed suicide, Monday, after holding himself responsible for a broken rope on the Catwalk section of the bridge which ruptured on Saturday. He was purportedly found by schoolchildren near the Altinova District cemetery with Harakiri-Style (severe cuts to the stomach, leading to disembowelment) injuries. Footage from Tuesday shows the bridge in its current state.

Footage shot on Wednesday shows Ryoichi's body being taken by ambulance to Yalova State Hospital, where an autopsy will be carried out and the investigation into his death continued.

The three kilometre (1.9 mile) bridge is being constructed with a budget of around $1 billion (€0.9 billion) and is set to become the largest suspension bridge in the world.

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