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Asia-Pacific

South Korean woman saved after group suicide bid

media The Bukhan River Erich Iseli/Open access

A South Korean woman was rescued on Sunday after jumping into a river in an apparent group suicide attempt. She and four other people leapt into the Bukhan River, near the capital Seoul.

A resident of the area found the 24-year-old woman floating unconscious and rescued her, police said.

She told police she jumped off a bridge Sunday morning with another woman and three men she met on the internet, said the police, who are searching for the four others.

They had already tried and failed to kill themselves at a nearby motel room, a police detective on the case told the AFP news agency.

Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people in South Korea with heavy stress thanks to its highly competitive educational environment and job market.

The country has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

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