South Korea suicide

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South Korean Broker Jumps to Death Over Losses

48-year-old sent text apologizing before killing himself

(Newser) - The global markets turmoil claims a victim: A South Korean stockbroker committed suicide today after apparently suffering heavy losses, reports the AP . The 48-year-old sent text messages to his colleagues apologizing to them and to his clients for the losses before jumping from his 18th-floor high-rise residence around 7am. The... More »

Man Commits Suicide During Flight

43-year-old South Korean found hanging by belt from his neck in bathroom

(Newser) - A passenger found hanged in a plane bathroom apparently killed himself during the flight, South Korean police said. The man was found hanging by his belt from a clothes hanger after the flight landed. Yesterday's Asiana Airlines flight had departed from Guangzhou, China. The man had worked at a... More »

DJ Tweets Suicide Note

South Korean says farewell in under 140 characters

(Newser) - A South Korean DJ said his final farewell to the world in 140 characters or less. The family of the 27-year-old man reported him missing after he left a suicide note on Twitter, reading: "I'm going to commit suicide. To all of you, even those who shared the slightest... More »

S. Koreans Play Dead at 'Coffin Academy'

Self-help tactic controversial in country with high suicide rate

(Newser) - At the Coffin Academy, South Koreans pay $25 each to write their own tombstone epitaphs, bid loved ones goodbye, then climb into caskets in a candlelit chapel and play dead for 10 minutes. The entrepreneurs who guide this death simulation say it motivates people to improve their lives; critics counter... More »

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