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NYC: Sixth Taxi Cab Driver Dies by Suicide in Recent Months

HeadlineJun 18, 2018

In New York City, a taxi cab driver has died by suicide, as Wall Street-backed ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have pushed longtime taxi cab drivers to financial ruin. Fifty-nine-year-old Abdul Saleh was a Yemeni immigrant who had been a taxi driver for 30 years. He was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday morning. He’s the sixth taxi cab driver to die by suicide in New York City in recent months.

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