Russian Space Technician in Attempted Suicide

      June 08, 2010 09:53

      A Russian technician working at the Naro Space Center tried to commit suicide with just days left before a scheduled second launch attempt of the KLSV-1 space rocket.

      Police in the southern port city of Busan on Monday said the 32-year-old software programmer, who arrived in Korea on May 24, slashed his abdomen three times with a knife and was rushed to hospital on Saturday morning. He is in stable condition.

      He told police he attempted to kill himself because he was "unable to cope with the stress" before the launch of the Naro rocket. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

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