Girl hangs herself dead as mysterious suicides sweep eastern Libya

Omar Al-Mukhtar University in Al-Bayda city eastern Libya

A female student at Omar Al-Mukhtar university’s art and humanities faculty in Al-Bayda city, eastern Libya, hanged herself in one of the toilets in the faculty on Saturday, according to sources from the university.

The university student who was named with the initials (M.A.A) was rushed to the hospital when found hanging in the toilet by her colleagues, but it was too late as she had already passed away.

The university of Omar Al-Mukhtar issued an obituary statement offering condolences for the student’s family and announcing three days of mourning at the university with suspension of study.

This new suicide case brings the number up to over 10 as announced by the minister of health of the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni, who also ordered pedagogical specialists and psychologists to be in constant contact with the families of the suicide victims and those who were able to survive as well.

Meanwhile, a state of mind-absence is descending on the city of Al-Bayda with different conclusions as to what could be the reason for the growing number of suicides only since the beginning of March 2017, reaching over 11 with the new case, including a nine-year-old child.

At one point, the eastern government blamed Charlie Charlie game for the suicides, then it said “our teams are still investigating into the horrendous cases.”

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