German Industrial Tycoon Commits Suicide

German billionaire industrialist Adolf Merckle committed suicide by lying down in front of a train near his home on Monday evening. His family said the impact of the financial crisis on his conglomerate "broke the passionate family entrepreneur."

German industrial mogul Adolf Merckle, 74, committed suicide on Monday after his group of companies got into trouble as a result of the financial crisis, his family said on Tuesday.

Merckle was run over by a train near his home in southern Germany, close to the city of Ulm, police said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying down in front of a train? I am not sure I buy that one.

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