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Many flood victims commit suicide in Thailand

Mental-health checks among victims of the current flood disasters in Thailand have revealed that more than 2 per cent of them are suicidal, Deputy Public Health Minister Torpong Chaiyasarn disclosed yesterday.

“Up to 590 people are suicidal,” he said. “That is a very high figure”.

Torpong was speaking as severe flooding that has swept through 21 provinces continued its rampage. Not only has the disaster ruined farms and destroyed properties, but it has also claimed 87 lives.

Read more: AsiaOne


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