02 Jun '11, 11am

Four dead in apparent Korean Internet suicide pact

Four dead in apparent Korean Internet suicide pact

Two young men and two women were found dead in a car on Thursday in an apparent Internet-based group suicide, South Korean police said. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW SEOUL - TWO young men and two women were found dead in a car on Thursday in an apparent Internet-based group suicide, South Korean police said. Police said the four, including a 25-year-old woman identified only as Park, left suicide notes in their bags in the car parked next to a river in Seongju, 210km south-east of Seoul. They apparently inhaled toxic fumes after burning coal briquettes inside the vehicle, which had its windows sealed with plastic tape, police said. Park's mother in Seoul told investigators that her daughter was reported missing on May 30 after joining a suicide-related website, Yonhap news agency said. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people in South Korea, with heavy stress...

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