Man takes own life by jumping off flyover

A 57-year-old man committed suicide early on Sunday by jumping off a flyover in Vrilissia, northeastern Athens.

Authorities were called after a car caught fire in a nearby tunnel on the Attiki Odos. The vehicle belonged to the 57-year-old.

It is believed that he set fire to the car and then walked from the tunnel to the flyover, from where he jumped to his death.

Authorities did not name the man and did not give any indication as to why he took his own life.