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Police: S. Korea Subway Suspect Suicidal

A man accused of igniting the fire that engulfed two South Korean subway trains and killed at least 125 people was attempting to commit suicide, police said Wednesday. The suspect, Kim Dae-han, 56, has a history of mental illness and has told police that “he decided to die with others in a crowded place, rather than die by himself,” said Police Lieutenant Cho Doo-won. The disclosure of a possible motive in Tuesday’s attack came as criticism of the official response to the tragedy mounted. Grieving relatives of victims complained of delays in body identification, and critics said the attack showed flaws in security measures. “The government is not hurrying up with the investigation,” Kang Mee-ja, whose mother died in the attack, cried as she and other family members on Wednesday looked on the remains of burned subway cars. “As her daughter, I just want to bury her quickly.” Investigators on Wednesday were still gauging the human toll of the blaze in Daegu, 200 miles southeast of Seoul. Only 44 of the dead had been identified, and officials feared that more of the 145 hurt could still die of their injuries. Full Story

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