Juba, South Sudan
The number of people committing suicide in South Sudan is on increased. Last week a soldier shot himself after killing his wife at the Juba-Bor road.
Over the weekend, an incident happened that shocked the town of Yei. Two men reportedly committed suicide in two separate locations.
The victims, a 23 years old male and 44 years old man hanged themselves in two different locations over the weekend.
Sources who spoke to Miraya Radio confirmed the incident on Monday.
“County Police Commissioner Maj General Lujang Kamba confirmed the incident to Radio Miraya and said preliminary investigations found that the first man was drunk by the time he took his own life, while the second had a misunderstanding with his wife before the suicide.”
“Maj General Lujang says the wife to the second victim has been taken into custody as further investigations continue. A recent report by the World Health Organization says close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year. suicide accounts for more deaths than war and homicide combined especially in low-and middle-income countries.
According to the latest WHO data published in 2018 Suicide Deaths in South Sudan reached 458 or 0.42% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 6.07 per 100,000 of population ranks South Sudan #133 in the world. Review other causes of death by clicking the links below or choose the full health profile.