Sardinian businessman commits suicide after disaster
Effect of cyclone on island blamed after man takes own life06 December, 18:53
Police said Pasqualino Contu, a married father of two, was the owner of 3C which specialized in the construction of prefabricated reinforced concrete.
The body was spotted by a passer-by who raised the alarm in the town of Orosei, located about 140 km northeast of Cagliari.
"I am astonished and shocked," said Ugo Cappellacci, Sardinia governor.
"In the face of a human drama that comes after the tragedy that struck the entire community, devastated territories and crippled businesses and families, the only thing to do is to gather in silence and meditate".
Last month, 16 people were killed in a violent cyclone on the island of Sardinia, which displaced thousands.
Plunging temperatures and incessant rains followed as authorities said the region received the equivalent of six months' worth of rainfall in about 24 hours.