UPDATE: The finance minister of the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schäfer, apparently committed suicide in despair about the scale of the state response required to tackle the #coronavirus crisis, initial investigations suggest.
An initial investigation suggests that the finance minister of the German state of Hesse committed suicide on train tracks because of despair about the state response needed to tackle the coronavirus crisis.
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 between Frankfurt and Mainz, police confirmed.