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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:17 AM
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102-year-old Fukushima man facing evacuation commits suicide
102-year-old Fukushima man facing evacuation commits suicide

IITATE, Fukushima -- A 102-year-old man, apparently deeply troubled at the prospect of being forced to leave his home in this village close to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, has committed suicide -- a stark indicator of the emotional toll exacted by the nuclear crisis evacuations.

Iitate was included in the central government's expanded evacuation zone announced April 11 and required residents to evacuate within one month. According to local sources, the man took his own life on April 12, in the midst of a discussion with his eldest son and the man's wife about evacuating.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110414p2a00m0na00...
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:24 AM
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1. Makes it to 102 and ends up killing himself because of corporate greed.
Words cannot convey my sadness and disgust.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:38 AM
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2. yes it is very sad
To think a person could live through so much in life and ends up committing suicide at such a great age is a tragedy. This man had seen a lot in life and to think a nuclear accident/earthquake could cause a man just as this one to find in necessary to kill oneself is a tragedy as well. Corporate greed is the bottom line on this and it takes with it many human lives.

I share your sadness and disgust!

May he RIP is about all I can say. :(

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:59 AM
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3. It is just one of the saddest things I have ever read, and I've read much. Heartbreaking... n/t
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