Visaginas mayor hangs himself

  • 1999-03-18
VILNIUS (BNS) - The mayor of Visaginas, the city in which the Ignalina nuclear power plant is located, died not from a heart attack but by his own hand, according to police.The relatives of Vladimir Shchurov, mayor of the northeastern Lithuanian town, asked police to conceal that he committed suicide until after the funeral. According to police, Shchurov, 44, hanged himself March 11. It was initially reported that he suffered a fatal heart attack.A postmortem examination did reveal that he had a poor heart condition. Last autumn, Shchurov had a heart attack and the possibility of another he...
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