One dead as elderly couple attempts suicide

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A poverty-stricken elderly couple attempted suicide by jumping into a canal in Khaipur district of Sindh on Saturday.

The tragic incident took place in Luqman area of Khairpur, the hometown of Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. According to details, Hussain Bux, 70, and his 60-year-old wife left their house saying they were going to buy medicines. As they had no money to purchase medicines, they decided to commit suicide. Some shepherds, who were luckily there, managed to save the husband, but his wife died. The elderly couple had been suffering from protracted illness

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