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Watery Bangladesh Works to Prevent Child Drowning Deaths

In Bangladesh, the largest cause of death of children above age one is not malnutrition or disease -- it’s drowning. To combat this threat, a local non-profit organization is teaching thousands of children to swim.   It’s a hot afternoon and a group of 12-year-olds in a park are learning to swim as the call to prayer floats over the city.   An above-ground, inflatable swimming pool in a park is an unusual sight in Dhaka, but each week, dozens of children take swimming lessons...

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