Japanese 'bath cleaner' suicides continue

Another four people have apparently killed themselves using a home-made gas, the latest in a wave of similar suicides sweeping the country.

Victims use bath cleaner and other household chemicals to create a mixture that gives off deadly fumes.

At least 50 people killed themselves with it last month.

The latest cases were found dead together in a car.

A police spokesman said the bodies of three men and a woman – all in their 20s and 30s – were found by a patrolling officer in Takashima, western Japan.

Police found bottles of bath detergent and other chemicals.

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