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People wait to board a train at Al Shohadaa "Martyrs" metro station, formerly know as "Mubarak", in Cairo, Egypt July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation
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  A remark that the subway system should not be a "destination" for suicide has caused controversy in Egypt
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People wait to board a train at Al Shohadaa "Martyrs" metro station, formerly know as "Mubarak", in Cairo, Egypt July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh <strong>A Cairo subway official has told Egyptian press that people should not consider the subway system as a "destination" for suicide, sparking controversy on social media.</strong>
  <em>El Watan </em><a href="https://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/3631102">reported</a> that Ahmed Abdel Hadi, a spokesman for the Cairo Metro company, said the city's transport system "should not be a destination for those who are mentally ill or those wanting to commit suicide, so as not to cause delays to the lives of millions of citizens.”
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  The comments have caused outrage on social media in Egypt, as reported by <em><a href="https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/04/failed-suicide-attempt-at-metro-station-sparks-controversy-on-mental-health-in-egypt/">Egyptian Streets</a></em>.
  Blogger Mahmoud Salem tweeted:
  https://twitter.com/Sandmonkey/status/1036602039361581058
  The African <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt">country of 95 million</a> has suffered through a period of intense political oppression and economic instability since the 2013 coup saw the country's first elected leader replaced by a military junta.
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  <em><strong>If you have been affected by the issues brought up in this article please contact these numbers: <a href="http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html" rel="external nofollow">International suicide prevention hotlines</a></strong></em>
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  Africa, Current Affairs, Health, Egypt
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  Cairo, suicide, Transportation
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