Elderly couple end their lives in De Panne

Monday, 12 March 2018 22:28
A couple of 80-year olds ended their lives on Sunday afternoon in De Panne by jumping from the top floor of an apartment building on the Hendrik Consciencelaan in De Panne.
The couple had lived there for more than 30 years, but a few months ago they were admitted to a nursing home because their physical capacity deteriorated.

Occasionally the couple returned to their apartment. According to a witness they made their fatal leap, hand in hand, from the ninth floor. The emergency services responded quickly, but to no avail. The man was 86, his wife 87 years old.

Mayor of De Panne, Ann Vanheste (SP.A), said to VTM news: “It is terrible to lose two people that way.” "You do not know what's going on in those people, whether we could have helped them or not."

The Brussels Times
Google Plus

More Stories

Banks, post offices, closed on Wednesday, but open on Thursday and Friday

Banks, post offices, closed on Wednesday, but open on Thursday and Friday

Banks and post offices will be closed on Wednesday, Assumption Day, but will be open as normal for the remainder of the week.

City centre rocks to the Brussels Summer Festival vibes from Tuesday evening

City centre rocks to the Brussels Summer Festival vibes from Tuesday evening

The 17th edition of the Brussels Summer Festival (BSF) begins on Tuesday evening at 6.00 p.m. in the centre of the Belgian capital.

At least 166 Walloon communes hit by drought

At least 166 Walloon communes hit by drought

At least 166 Walloon communes were affected by an exceptional drought between 1 May and 1 August, according to data from the Royal Meteorological Institute (IRM), Wallonia’s Minister of Agriculture, René Collin, disclosed on Monday.