22 suicide cases in Casablanca reported by local hospital

Published August 7th, 2005 - 10:29 GMT

The legal medicine center in the university hospital of Ibn Rushd in Casablanca registered during the last seven months (January-July 2005) 22 suicide cases, reported the Moroccan newspaper, Al-Sabah on August 2, 2005.

A medical source revealed that this number is not considered so high in relation to the total population of Casablanca, as out of the death cases only 5% are a result of suicide, accidents cases form 85% of the total, killing and murder cases form 4%-5%, and the reminder 5 percent is connected with natural death.

It should be mentioned that these 22 suicide cases are only those which were
registered in the Legal Medical Center in Ibn Rushd University Hospital, while data from Al-Rahma legal Medical Center was not available.


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