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WHO: Drowning Among Top Causes of Death in Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) says drowning is among the top five causes of death for children under 15 years in 48 of 85 countries surveyed, with children living near open water sources, such as ditches, ponds, irrigation channels or pools especially at risk. Regional surveys indicate drownings claim the life of at least one child every 15 minutes in Asia. In the midst of the peak of summer’s heat and during the monsoon rain and flood season, children in Asia are especially...

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