Boy, 10, hangs self in Ifugao
The boy was found hanging from a rope tied to a mango tree in front of their home.
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Boy, 10, hangs self in Ifugao
Artemio Dumlao ( - March 31, 2018 - 5:01pm

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — A 10-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a mango tree in Payawan, Lamut town in Ifugao on Maundy Thursday.

The boy, a Grade IV pupil, was found hanging from a rope tied to a tree in front of their home.

Prior to that, police said the boy asked permission from his mother to go to their neighbors to play.  

When the mother finished cooking at about 9:00 p.m., she went out to look for her son and saw him hanging from the mango tree in front of their house. 

Using a knife, the mother cut the rope and rushed her son to Panopdopan District Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival. 

The physical examination revealed that the cause of death was strangulation by hanging.

Police said no foul play was found at the scene where the boy hanged himself.

In 2016, the Department of Health, in partnership with the World Health Organization and the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, launched "Hopeline Project" which aims to prevent the occurrence of suicides in the country.

READ: DOH opens 'Hopeline Project' to prevent suicides

The numbers to call are the following: (02) 805-HOPE (4673); 0917 558 HOPE (4673) and 2919. These numbers are toll-free for GLOBE and TM subscribers.

RELATED: WHO: Someone commits suicide every 40 seconds

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