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Man found dead in Rwamagana lodge

By IGIHE
On 25 August 2021 at 12:32

A man identified as Alphonse Hategekimana has been found dead in a room at Ituze lodge located in Rurembo village, Cyanya cell, Kigabiro sector in Rwamagana district.

The Executive Secretary of Kigabiro sector, Egide Hanyurwimfura has told IGIHE that the body was seen on Wednesday 2th August 2021 morning.

“After finding the man dead inside his room, owners of the accommodation facility alerted us and the security officials. Investigation is underway to establish cause of his death,” he said.

The man is suspected to have committed suicide as he was found hanging with a rope around his neck.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) recently announced that 576 people committed suicide in the past two years.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 90% of people taking their lives have are victims of mental health disorders.

WHO also reports that 703, 000 people take their own life every year and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind.

Among others, WHO reveals that Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and was the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally in 2019.

Suicide does not just occur in high-income countries, but is a global phenomenon in all regions of the world where over 77% of global suicides occurred in low and middle-income countries in 2019.

Suicide is a serious public health problem which is preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, WHO stressed the need for a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy.

Kigabiro is located in Rwamagana town.

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