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'Suicide net' approved for Golden Gate Bridge

28 June 2014 Last updated at 02:55 BST

San Francisco bridge officials have approved the construction of suicide-prevention nets alongside the Golden Gate Bridge.

The bridge's board voted unanimously on a $76m (£45m) funding package.

Since the bridge opened in 1937, more than 1,400 people have killed themselves by jumping off the bridge, including a record 46 suicides in 2013.

Alpa Patel reports.