German minister commits suicide over ‘virus crisis worries’

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has ended it all obviously subsequent to turning out to be “profoundly worried” over how to adapt to the financial aftermath from the coronavirus, state chief Volker Bouffier said Sunday.

Schaefer, 54, was discovered dead near a railroad track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden indictment’s office said they accept he kicked the bucket by suicide.

“We are in stun, we are in dismay or more all, we are tremendously tragic,” Bouffier said in a recorded articulation.

Hesse is home to Germany’s money related capital Frankfurt, where significant moneylenders like Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have their central command. The European Central Bank is additionally situated in Frankfurt.

An obviously shaken Bouffier reviewed that Schaefer, who was Hesse’s money boss for a long time, had been working “day and night” to help organizations and laborers manage the financial effect of the pandemic.

“Today we need to accept that he was profoundly stressed,” said Bouffier, a nearby partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“It’s exact during this troublesome time that we would have required somebody like him,” he included.

Famous and all around regarded, Schaefer had for some time been touted as a potential successor to Bouffier.

Like Bouffier, Schaefer had a place with Merkel’s inside right CDU party.

He abandons a spouse and two youngsters.