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Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of firefighters are choosing to commit suicide. The National Fire Agency (NFA) reported on Tuesday that as many as 56 firefighters committed suicide between 2015 and 2019, which is twice the number of deaths in the line of duty (23 people). Between 2013 and 2017, 47 [...]

Suicide Rate Among Socially Vulnerable Increases with Financial Difficulties

Suicide Rate Among Socially Vulnerable Increases with Financial Difficulties

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of low-income or unemployed individuals are resorting to suicide, sending a warning signal to the current safety net system offered by the government to protect socially vulnerable groups. The Citizens’ Reunion for Life Respect, a civic group, reported that 3,390 people committed suicide last year due [...]

Gov’t Designates Charcoal Briquettes and Agricultural Pesticides as ‘Suicide Hazardous Items’

Gov’t Designates Charcoal Briquettes and Agricultural Pesticides as ‘Suicide Hazardous Items’

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Extruded charcoal briquettes, herbicides, and pesticides have been designated by the government as ‘suicide hazardous’ items. Accordingly, spreading information on the sale of charcoal briquettes or pesticides online to incite or assist with suicides will result in punishment of up to two years in prison or 20 million won [...]