Seoul Battles River-Bridge Suicide

      November 06, 2013 12:32

      The Seoul Metropolitan Government has installed emergency telephones and CCTV cameras on Han River Bridge as part of a project to prevent people from jumping to their death.

      The project will extend to all eight bridges that span the Han River by next year.

      The first was Mapo Bridge, which has the highest number of suicide attempts.

      A pedestrian walks past an inspirational message on Han River Bridge on Tuesday. /News 1

      The city government posted inspirational messages from 44 celebrities like singer Lee Hyo-ri, actor Ha Jung-woo and poet Lee Hae-in along the bridge to change the minds of the desperate.

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