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Mexican Paper on Suicides in S. Korea
Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- The Mexican paper Vanguardia on Sept. 14 carried an article titled "South Korea, 'kingdom of suicide'".

South Korea always tops the world list of suicide, the paper said, and went on:

Fierce contest for existence, strong social pressure, indifference to the old, etc. are becoming the basic factor of suicide.

More than 40 persons on a daily average commit suicide in south Korea.

At least 14 000 persons commit suicide every year and the number of suicides among the old, in particular, has doubled.

Suicide is the primary cause of death among young people from teens to thirties.

One of four students confessed that they determined to kill themselves more than once.

The basic factor of many suicides is psychological pressure caused by social evils.

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