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1, Apr 12, 2013

Bad time hit the underpriviledged and the elderly hardest

Filed under: Economy — admin @ 12:37 am

Ouch! I learned this piece of news about the suicide of an Italian couple due to financial trouble. The news came from CNN in Rome.

The man was 62 years old and his wife 68 years old. “He was a clerk at a shoe company, though he hadn’t worked for some time. She was a retired artisan. Together, they had no more than 500 euros a month, from her pension, to live on.
On Friday (4/4), they were dead.” The wife’s elderly brother “threw himself into the Adriatic Sea soon after the news broke about his sister.”

It was a sad day when I read this. And for a long time, the news stuck in my mind.

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