Euthanasia surges in Belgium

Doctors in Belgium are killing an average of five people every day by euthanasia, figures revealed on Wednesday.

The statistics also show a 27-percent surge in the number of euthanasia cases in the past year.

The soaring number of deaths will inevitably fuel fears that euthanasia is out of control in Belgium, which only months ago became the first country to allow doctors to kill terminally ill children.