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AI-based Control Center Set Up to Prevent Suicide Attempts on Han River Bridges

AI-based Control Center Set Up to Prevent Suicide Attempts on Han River Bridges

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has established a system to ensure the swift rescue of citizens attempting suicide on bridges spanning the Han River. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters said Thursday that it had set up an integrated Han River Bridge CCTV control center within the Ttukseom Rescue [...]

Flight Attendant’s Suicide During Pandemic Recognized as Work Accident

Flight Attendant’s Suicide During Pandemic Recognized as Work Accident

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A suicide committed by an airline employee during forced leave following the coronavirus outbreak has been recognized as a work accident. The Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service announced Tuesday that it had notified the family members of the late Korean Air Lines Co. employee in September that the [...]

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans in their teens and 20s, especially women in their 20s, are increasingly committing suicide due primarily to anxiety and a sense of desperation. Statistics Korea reported that from 2010 to 2020, the number of individuals who committed suicide annually dropped by 15.2 percent from 15,566 people [...]