Greek banker jumps from Acropolis


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A Greek bank worker plunged to his death from the Acropolis yesterday, in what police said could be the latest in a growing number of suicides caused by economic suffering in the debt-ridden nation.

The man was in his 40s and worked at Greece's troubled state-owned ATEbank. He took a break shortly after starting work in the morning but never returned.

"Guards and tourists saw him at the spot before the jump," a police official said. "Others heard a loud scream and saw him lying on the ground. It could be suicide, but there's no note." The man did not appear to have any financial problems, police said.