Child abuse claims 12 lives in S Korea in 2015

  • Child abuse claimed 12 lives in South Korea in the first half of 2015 with over 5,000 victims -- and the full-year toll was expected to surpass that of last year, a report said. The report by the National Child Protection Agency showed that eight out of 10 cases of child abuse were perpetuated by parents and other close family members, Yonhap News Agency reported. The first-half toll from child abuse is 70 percent of the 17 deaths reported for 2014. Source: IANS