'We plan to be around when the rapture does not materialise because anything could happen. We are not ruling out the possibility of suicides by some church members,' a poice spokesman said.
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SEOUL (Reuter) - Hundreds of riot police will be on standby outside a South Korean church today to prevent mass suicides if a religious cult's end-of-the- world predictions do not materialise. Parents of young churchgoers are expected to congregate at Seoul's Dami missionary church in an attempt to prevent their children joining a 'rapture' at midnight, when the cult predicts the world will end.