Seems to be a bit of a trend of late, with a number of cases involving (usually young) people suffocating themselves in sealed cars or houses by using small cooking stoves to burn briquettes. The two events today each took seven and two people respectively in their 20s and 30s. According to various news reports, it is suspected that these group suicide participants meet on the Internet.

If you want to check it out, Mainichi has an interesting article. Otherwise you can Noogle the news. Event though stories churn fast through Google, I sadly suspect there will be more such suicide pacts to come.

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