Updated at 19:48,25-10-2020

Suicide a leading death cause among young Belarusians

ALEKSEY KARPEKA, Euroradio

Suicide a leading death cause among young Belarusians
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263 Belarusians aged 15-29 committed suicide in 2017. Suicide has topped the list of death causes among Belarusian youngsters for the past six years, the National Statistical Committee (BelStat) revealed in the statistical report “Children and Youth of the Republic of Belarus” released in 2018.

Suicide is ahead of road accidents (167 Belarusians aged 15-29 died in them in 2017) and blood circulation diseases (123). 5 Belarusians under 14 years of age committed suicide in 2017, BelStat reports.