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15 suicides every hour

Fifteen suicides an hour? That's the rate in India, according to an Associated Press story.

Financial difficulties and debts led to most of the male suicides while women were driven to take their lives because of domestic pressures and demands for dowry. A report released late Thursday says nearly 135,000 people committed suicide in the country of 1.2 billion last year. The report says the suicide rate increased to 11.4 per 100,000 people in 2010 from 10.9 the year before.

India suicides account for 20 percent of all suicides worldwide.

Just darn sad.




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