Nepal teen commits suicide after Brazil defeat

Last updated 16:20 10/07/2014

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A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favourite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, local police have said.

Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and killed herself on Wednesday morning in Bharaul village located 400kms east of the capital Katmandu.

The teenager was identified as Pragya Thapa. Her mother found her dead in her room. She was living with her mother and grandparents while her father was abroad working.

Police said they were investigating and the body had been sent for autopsy.

Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semifinal.

Where to get help:

- Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - Provides 24-hour telephone counselling

- Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 - Provides 24-hour telephone and text counselling services for young people

- Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - Provides 24-hour telephone counselling.

- Tautoko: 0508 828 865 - provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whanau and friends.

- Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (noon to midnight)

- Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm - 6pm weekdays)

- Skylight suicide support

In an emergency or if you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111

For information about suicide prevention, see Spinz.org.nz

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