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10 facts on injuries to children

A father helps his daughter secure her life jacket on a boat.
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Drowning

Drowning is the leading cause of death from injury among children in many Asian countries. Around the world 480 children die from drowning every day. Successful interventions to prevent drowning include the use of life jackets, fencing around swimming pools, covering water hazards and prompt first aid in an emergency.

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