In May of this year, an elderly Finnish man committed suicide by train. The man walked erratically up and down the railway track for a while, and then, when a speeding train that didn’t stop at the station announced itself, the man stood in its way and faced the impeding death. His nervous behavior and the fatal impact were filmed by a person inside a train on the opposite side of the platform.
Best Gore member reddye, from Finland, added the following commentary:
Suicide rate in Finland is high. I wonder why we don’t have more of these kinds of situations happening. Maybe people just kill themselves alone at home. At least the man got into a better place.
It sure is over and done for him now. Except that by going for suicide by train, the victim surely added indescribable stress to the train conductor’s life, who just wanted to deliver commuters to their destinations, not watch someone die right before his eyes without any realistic means to avoid killing him. The act also surely screwed it up for the commuters who were now delayed and couldn’t carry on with whatever they had planned for the day.
With that in mind, a quiet suicide at home would be more considerate. Although when someone reaches the point of not caring if they live or die, it is usually because they were systematically and aggressively let down by others. Such person couldn’t care less if tables are turned for once.
Thanks a lot reddye for the video: