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S. Korea's suicide numbers rise in 2009: report
SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's suicide numbers rose for a third year in 2009, becoming the country's fourth leading cause of death after cancer, cerebral disease and heart-related illnesses, a government report showed Sunday.

The report, submitted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to lawmakers ahead of this week's parliamentary audit, showed suicides accounting for 31 deaths out of every 100,000 people living in the country.