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No. of deaths in S. Korea rose to all-time high last year on aging population Updated: 2021-09-28 15:10:12 KST

As South Korea's population skews older and older, the number of deaths in the country rose to an all-time high last year.
According to Statistics Korea, the total number of deaths in 2020 amounted to nearly 305-thousand, an increase from the year before of 3.3 percent.
It's the highest figure recorded since the agency began compiling data in 1983.
As for cause of death, cancer is still the leading factor, followed by heart disease and pneumonia.
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