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Suicide Deaths of Volleyball Player, YouTuber Rekindle Calls for Tougher Punishment Against Cyberbullying

Suicide Deaths of Volleyball Player, YouTuber Rekindle Calls for Tougher Punishment Against Cyberbullying

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent suicide deaths of a male professional volleyball player bullied online for years for his feminine appearance and a YouTuber accused of misandry have rekindled calls for tougher punishment for cyberbullying and malicious online comments. Kim In-hyeok, the 27-year-old volleyball player, was found dead in an apparent suicide [...]

Solitary Deaths During Year-end Season Call for Gov’t Measures

Solitary Deaths During Year-end Season Call for Gov’t Measures

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With the winter cold and the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the country, many struggling individuals living in low-cost boarding housing facilities known as gosiwons or old residential districts have passed away. Most of them died a solitary death, a financially stricken single-person household living off of basic welfare. On Dec. 28, [...]

Suicides, Traffic Deaths Decrease in 2020 amid Pandemic-induced Social Restrictions

Suicides, Traffic Deaths Decrease in 2020 amid Pandemic-induced Social Restrictions

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The numbers for suicides, and traffic and crime-related deaths fell in 2020 due largely to various social distancing schemes imposed over concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said Thursday. According to the interior ministry, the combined number of deaths connected to traffic accidents, crimes and suicides stood at [...]

September Logs Biggest Number of Bicycle Accident Deaths

September Logs Biggest Number of Bicycle Accident Deaths

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — September has reported the highest number of bicycle accident deaths over the past decade, authorities said Saturday, calling for an improvement in riders’ safety awareness. According to the National Police Agency and the Korea Road Traffic Authority, a total of 51,240 bicycle accidents were reported from 2011 to 2020, [...]

Nearly 1 in 4 Recognized Victims of Toxic Humidifier Sterilizer Products Dead: Civic Group

Nearly 1 in 4 Recognized Victims of Toxic Humidifier Sterilizer Products Dead: Civic Group

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost 1 in 4 people recognized as victims of deadly humidifier sterilizer products in South Korea have died, a civic group said Wednesday. Marking the 10th anniversary of the humidifier sterilizer scandal, the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health released a report showing that a total of 7,535 [...]

S. Korea’s Population Continues to Decline in 2nd Quarter

S. Korea’s Population Continues to Decline in 2nd Quarter

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s population continued to decrease during the second quarter as deaths outnumbered births, government data showed Tuesday. As of the end of June, the nation’s registered population stood at 51,672,400, down 0.06 percent from 51,705,905 tallied at the end of March, according to census figures from the Ministry [...]

Police Mull Allowance for Officers Investigating Unnatural Deaths

Police Mull Allowance for Officers Investigating Unnatural Deaths

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency (NPA) is reviewing the idea of giving an allowance to police officers who are directly involved in investigating unnatural deaths. NPA officials said that the number of police officers who suffered trauma after handling unnatural death cases is increasing, adding that an atmosphere has been [...]