Monday, May 15, 2006

Recently a man in the United Kingdom has apparently committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. Evidently this is the second train suicide within a week. Two suicides does not a trend make, but it would be interesting to see whether additional instances of suicide by train in that country are reported in the news any time soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long the media would keep reporting on such suicides though. When does it stop being news? And when do they figure they should stop reporting it to prevent copycats? But other than that, yes, it would be interesting to see if people are more likely to kill themselves in the same way. I sat in a train like that once, waiting for the clean up crew. Wasn't too bad, since I was on my way to work. Going home it would have been worse :)