Syrian Man Takes Own Life in Istanbul Sewer

Authorities say father of three was seen opening a drain cover and throwing himself inside

A Syrian man committed suicide by throwing himself into a sewage drain in Istanbul, Turkey, local medical authorities reported.

The man, whom Turkish authorities have identified as Amir Khattab, was seen opening the cover of the sewage drain vent and throwing himself inside. Rescue teams worked for two hours to retrieve the body from the grates.

Khattab is survived by his wife and three children.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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