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Official of Japanese Olympic Committee commits suicide by jumping under a train

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Yasushi Moriya's death occurred amid increasing pressure on Tokyo to cancel the games
00:58, 8 June 2021

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A senior official from the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has died after jumping in front of a subway train on Monday morning, June 7. Daily Mail writes that private broadcaster Nippon Television reported Yasushi Moriya's death, citing Tokyo metropolitan police sources.

The 52-year-old was seen jumping onto the tracks at Nakanobu Station in the south of the capital at 09:30 am local time. Moriya was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

The television network said that police are investigating the circumstances of the incident, which they are viewing as an apparent suicide.

Nikkei reported that Moriya was an accounting manager and that no suicide note was found on his body.

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A representative of the JOC told Reuters news agency it was gathering information on the incident.           

Moriya's death occurred amid growing pressure on Tokyo to cancel next month's Games amid concerns it will turn into a super-spreader event.

Related: Tokyo Olympics: Organizing Committee Head opposes cancellation of Competition due to pandemic

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