Vaud authorities erect barriers to deter bridge jumpers

23rd June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Pressured by citizens upset by suicide jumpers, two municipalities in canton Vaud move to erect bigger barriers along viaducts with panoramic views that have also become favorite places for young people to jump over the railings. The development is applauded by Stop Suicide, a support and advocacy group that is lobbying other governments to take similar action, given that roughly one in 10 people who take their lives in Switzerland do so by leaping from bridges.

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