Japanese engineer commits suicide over breakdown at Turkish bridge

YALOVA: A Japanese engineer working on a bridge connecting Izmit and Yalova on the edge of the Marmara Sea committed suicide on Monday when he felt himself responsible for a rope that broke on the construction project.

Traffic was reopened on Monday after the rope on the section of the bridge called the Catwalk ruptured on Saturday. Officials reported that 51-year-old Kishi Ryoichi was found by schoolchildren at the entrance to the Altınova District cemetery in Yalova with cuts to his wrist and throat. Reportedly, he reportedly left a note saying he felt responsible for the accident at the bridge.

Arriving at the scene, security forces confirmed that he tried to cut his wrists and cut his throat. Body of Ryoichi was taken to the Yalova State Hospital for an autopsy.