Thursday, April 12, 2012

21 people committed suicide in March

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, April 12, 2012- Yemen's Interior Ministry said on Thursday that approximately 21 people, including 4 women and 2 children, committed suicide last month.
In statistics conducted by the ministry said that the average of age of people, who committed suicide, is estimated between 12 and 70.
According to the ministry at least 11 people of the deaths hang themselves using cables and cloth, while the rest of the deaths used guns or poison. One of the deaths set fire on himself and another slain himself using knife.
9 Yemeni provinces registered 21 people committed suicide with 6 cases in Al-Hodeida province, 4 in Taiz, 3 in Sana'a, 2 in Mareb, and the rest of the figure was in other provinces.
Analysts say that most people commit suicide as a result of the poverty and unemployment in Yemen that faces sever hunger.
Last year Yemen's Interior Ministry registered approximately 235 people committed suicide, including 24 children in a decline of 19.6 percent when comparing with 2010 when 292 committed suicide.

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