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‘Drowning top cause of young child deaths in many countries’

AFP
July 24, 2021

Geneva: Drowning is now a leading cause of death for children aged under five in many countries, the World Health Organisation said Friday. Around 2.5 million people died by drowning in the decade to 2019, the WHO said, as it set out a series of simple measures to help reduce the "entirely preventable" toll. Sunday marks the first World Drowning Prevention Day -- a timely reminder in the northern hemisphere, as the summer months correlate with a peak in drowning deaths.