Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Every other day

The Korea Times published this sobering report today:
A total of 875 people jumped off one of the river's 24 major bridges in Seoul in suicide attempts from 2008 to August this year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said in a report submitted to Rep. Kang Ki-youn of the ruling Saenuri Party.

Of them, 408 people died, it noted.

Mapo Bridge, which connects the financial district of Yeouido to Mapo, central Seoul, turned out to be the most favored place for suicide attempts, with 85 people, or 9.7 percent, jumping from the bridge.
On average, that works out to someone jumping off a bridge in Seoul every other day.

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