Homeless man falls to death from shelter in central Athens

A man aged between 40 and 45 years old fell to his death from the fourth floor of a homeless shelter in central Athens on Friday morning.

Authorities said they suspect that the homeless man, who was not named, killed himself. Homelessness has been on the rise during the crisis. It is estimated there are some 30,000 homeless people in Greece.

The proportion of the homeless people in Athens who are drug addicts has nearly doubled since the beginning of the country’s economic crisis, from 24.5 percent to 44.4 percent according to research by the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA).

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