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Seoul installs anti-suicide system on city bridges

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The South Korean capital Seoul has installed anti-suicide monitoring devices on bridges over the city's Han river after 196 people jumped to their deaths last year, officials said on Thursday. 

A view of the Han river which runs across South Korea's capital in Seoul on January 13, 2010. The South Korean capital Seoul has installed anti-suicide monitoring devices on bridges over the city's Han river after 196 people jumped to their deaths last year, officials said on Thursday.

The new initiative -- in a country with the highest suicide rate among leading developed nations -- incorporates closed-circuit television cameras programmed to recognise motions that suggest somebody might be preparing to jump from a bridge.

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