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Intern found dead in Bethnal Green amid reports of gruelling working hours

PUBLISHED: 16:06 20 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:06 20 August 2013

Moritz Erdhart, who died during the course of an internship with a global investment bank

Moritz Erdhart, who died during the course of an internship with a global investment bank

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A 21-year-old German banking intern found dead in a flat worked several "all-nighters" in two weeks, according to friends.

A 21-year-old German student found dead in a flat may have worked several “all-nighters” in two weeks, according to reports.

Moritz Erhardt was found at Claredale House, Bethnal Green, on Thursday.

He had been working for global investment Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) during the summer hoping to start a career with the firm.

He was pronounced dead at the flat complex which is used mainly by interns for City and Docklands banks.

It is not being treated as suspicious but sparked reports he worked late into the night to impress bosses.

Posts on online forums suggested Mr Erhardt was regularly working long hours in the bank’s Canary Wharf office. A post on the wallstreetoasis.com site added: “It is absolutely true – he was found dead in the shower by his flatmate. Intern at BAML who went home at 6am three days in a row.”

A statement from BAML said: “We are shocked and saddened by the news of Moritz Erhardt’s death. He was a popular and a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future.”

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