Type of event: suicide by self-inflicted radiation injury
An individual received a self-inflicted fatal radiation dose from cesium-137 capsules used for radiotherapy, possibly by injecting them into soft tissue. The localized dose exceeded 20,000 rad.
Consequences: 1 fatality.
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