A 14 year-old girl in Tokyo committed suicide by mixing laudry detergent with cleanser, creating hydrogen sulphide fumes which killed her, and sickened at least 10 others in a neighboring apartment block. However, this isn’t the first detergent-related suicide to occur in Tokyo:
The girl’s suicide on Wednesday night was part of a rapidly expanding string of similar deaths that experts say have been encouraged by Internet suicide sites. A 31-year-old man outside Tokyo killed himself inside a car early on Thursday by mixing detergent and bath salts, police said.
Apparently, the Japanese police tally roughly 30 detergent-related deaths this year…and this year isn’t half-way finished yet.
Well, at least the deceased was guaranteed a clean death.