Accidental hangings have far common characteristics that cause death in unsuspecting victim’s. It is a rare medico-legal aspect of death, raising difficulties of differential diagnosis with the suicide hanging and even with other causes of death. This study presents four observations of accidental hanging which occurred to three children and an adult, in strange circumstances sometimes. The medico-legal diagnosis was only possible with the autopsy and the study of the circumstances and the scene of death.
Key words: Hanging, accidental asphyxia, death.
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