Teen commits suicide by leaping in front of metro train in Cairo

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Jul 2018

Cairo
Metro train in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

A teenager committed suicide on Sunday by throwing himself in front of an oncoming underground train in Cairo, according to the metro operation company.

The 17-year-old boy died instantly at El-Marg Station in northeast Cairo, the company said in a statement.

Train movement was briefly delayed as the body was removed from the rails.

This is the latest in a series of suicides at the underground metro in recent months.

In May, a young man, who investigations showed was suffering from psychological problems, killed himself by jumping in front of a moving train at the northeastern Ghamra metro station.

A young woman did the same in early June at the Mar Girgis Station in Old Cairo. Investigations at the time revealed that she was having problems with her family.

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