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Suicides in China

2012-08-21 06:59:46 GMT2012-08-21 14:59:46(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide by jumping off a building in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province August 14, 2012.

A 22-year-old woman in a wedding gown is grabbed by Guo Zhongfan, a local community officer, as she attempts to kill herself by jumping out of a seven-storey residential building in Changchun, Jilin province May 17, 2011.

A rescuer helps down a 13-year-old girl who had attempted suicide at a building in a hospital in Nanchong, Sichuan province April 18, 2011. The girl had attempted to jump out of the window of a restroom on the fourth floor after doctors said she had to stay in the hospital due to a suspected mental disease, China Daily reported. She was eventually rescued.

A woman sits on an electricity pylon as she attempts to commit suicide in Zhengzhou, Henan province, March 7, 2008. The farmer, who had wanted to end her life due to a dispute over the ownership of land, finally came down an hour later after police intervened, local media reported.

A little girl holds her uncle's arm as her mother tries to commit suicide on a rooftop at Yaojia town in Jianan, east China's Shandong Province October 11, 2006.

A woman, 44, who is suffering from cancer but cannot afford medical costs, sits on a rooftop during a suicide attempt as a rescue worker stops her in Shenyang, capital of northeastern China's Liaoning province June 19, 2007.

Police and rescue workers pull to safety a private construction company boss who had been planning to commit suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of a building in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on August 21, 2002. The man said he was thinking about killing himself because he was unable to pay his workers' wages. Picture taken August 21.

Rescuers are always trying their best to save desperate people. Check out some gripping moments during the rescue.

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