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Within six months, nearly 350 people attempted suicide in An Giang

 VietNamNet Bridge – Facing sadness and deadlock in life, nearly 350 people sought to commit suicide in the first half of the year in the southern province of An Giang.

VietNamNet Bridge – Facing sadness and deadlock in life, nearly 350 people sought to commit suicide in the first half of the year in the southern province of An Giang.

According to the Center for Preventive Medicine in An Giang province, in the first half of 2014, the province had 343 (163 females) cases of attempted suicide. Some of them resulted in death.

The An Giang Hospital alone received nearly 200 suicidal patients, including 108 men aged 14 to 96. Fortunately, of most cases, the families of victims brought them to the hospital. Of the number, six people died.

Dr. Lam Vo Hung, Head of the Emergency Aid Ward at the An Giang Hospital, in many cases people tried to commit suicide by taking poison orally (mainly pesticide), stabbing, hanging themselves or jumping into the river.

Hung noted that some kinds of pesticides are highly toxic and the fatality rate is more than 90 percent even if the victims are brought to the hospital early.

The main causes for suicide are family conflicts, jealousy in love, financial losses, drunkenness, gambling debts, and problems at offices.

Minh Anh

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