20.08.2012 / 12:14

15-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide in Minsk

A 15-year-old girl committed suicide from the roof of a 22-story block of flats in Minsk on Saturday, BelaPAN says.

A total of five people took their own lives in Minsk on Saturday and Sunday, police reports. A 31-year-old woman jumped from an 11-floor balcony, and a 46-year-old woman threw herself out of a window of her apartment on the fourth floor, he said. The latter was still alive upon admission to hospital. A 50-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman hanged themselves.

Belarus remains among top suicide countries with 25.3 suicides per 100,000 people per year as of the 2010 World Health Organizations statistics.