Camp suicide rates revealed

At least 24 Indian construction workers committed suicide in Dubai last year — accounting for more than 25% of suicides involving expatriates from the country.

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By  Conrad Egbert Published  March 25, 2006

At least 24 Indian construction workers committed suicide in Dubai last year — accounting for more than 25% of suicides involving expatriates from the country. The statistics are based on records from the Consulate of India in Dubai. But even more construction workers may have taken their own lives according to Consul Labour, BS Mubarak. He said: “A lot of cases are not recorded due to unavailable information on the part of the person reporting the case.” Psychiatrists have blamed the high number of deaths on a lack of social support and feelings of isolation among expatriate workers.

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