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Ian O'Doherty: Who said it was painless?

Published 06/04/2010 | 05:00

All across the world, suicide rates have increased and, were it not for the speed and skill of some doctors in a Hong Kong emergency ward, there would have been another number to add to the statistics.

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The doctors saved the life of Hong Kong businessman Chin Wei after he tried to top himself -- by shoving a cucumber up his bum.

It certainly seems an improbably elaborate way of doing yourself in, but that was Chin's story and he is sticking to it after his daughter found him unconscious and in a pool of blood in the family apartment.

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