Finance minister of the German state of Hesse commits suicide

Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden.

He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany’s financial center Frankfurt lies.

The body of a man identified as Thomas Schäfer, the finance minister of the German state of Hesse, was found on a high-speed train line in the town of Hochheim between Frankfurt and Mainz, police confirmed Saturday.

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  1. I hope the West will cut ties with China when their pest problem is solved. The world must make China pay for this.

    I say: BOYCOTT CHINA!!!

  2. According to Volker Bouffier, the minister-president of Hesse, the finance minister was very concerned about how to deal with the Corona crisis. “Above all, there are great concerns about whether it will be possible to meet the huge expectations of the population, especially financial aid,” said the Prime Minister. “I have to assume that these worries have crushed him. He obviously couldn’t find a way out. He was desperate and left us. That shakes us, that shakes me.”

    Folks, what should we think about this situation? What do the governments know about this virus that we don’t know? Let’s face it; if what Bouffier said is true, then Schäfer knew something dreadful enough to make him end his life and I think that it goes beyond finances. This could be a cause for real concern.
    We’ll see…

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