L ife is precious. We have heard this many times, and even we solely believe in that. But many people go against this notion and end their life without any second thought. It is not uncommon that people commit suicide, but the mass suicides are quite a rare one. Here we have listed ten incidents when a large number of persons collectively decided to end their lives.
39 people were found dead and covered with purple cloth in their bunk beds. They all wanted to reach the kingdom in the sky above the Earth and for that they suffocated themselves by placing plastic bags over their heads.
When the World War 2 was about to end, this terrible incident took place. In the town of Demmin, Red Army took over the rule and in the fear of getting raped and murdered, most of the women and children committed suicide to using guns, razor blades and poison.
18 November 1978 was the black day when 900 people of People's Temple ended their life by drinking poison. It is also said that more than 300 people including children were forcefully injected.
To escape from the atrocities and the cruelty of the modern world, The Solar Temple members killed themselves.
Around 778 people lost their lives in a religious movement. They believed that they were born to obey the Ten Commandments and preach the word of Jesus Christ. They also had their rules like they can only have food on Mondays and Fridays once. And for them, sex and soap was prohibited. Due to these rules, many people committed suicide together.
Members of a family killed each other to save themselves from the attacks of the Dutch army in Badung. It happened during the year 1906.
For 12 years, 900 people barricaded themselves hiding from Romans. In the fortress of Masada in the Judean Desert, they all were hidden but after years they find some burnt buildings and bodies. The above picture is a recent capture of that infamous fortress.
Over 22,000 people included men and women of all age groups jumped off a cliff. This horrible incident happened in 1944 in Saipan.
Thousands of Germans ended their lives after the realization of defeat in World War 2. People ingested cyanide capsules to kill themselves.
In 1535 AD, there was a rule of committing suicide after being defeated by the enemies. But suicide had to be committed by only royal females. On March 8 same year, when Queen's husband was defeated and killed by the enemy, she also ended her life with several other women.