Apparently, suicide is a big problem in Botswana. So the government there is tackling this problem in a mature and responsible way.
Officials in Botswana have reportedly urged people wanting to kill themselves to “use trees” and not trains.
“If people want to commit suicide, they should use trees, not our trains,” the country’s minister of works and transport Tebelo Seretse told a Gabarone newspaper, according to The Star in neighbouring South Africa.
“I am sick of these people who throw themselves in front of the trains. The drivers are people – why turn them into murderers?” she was quoted as saying.
I don’t think this will work. After all, trees don’t move as fast as trains.