About three children die every hour in Bangladesh from serious injuries and accidents such as drowning the UN children’s agency, Unicef, says.
Unicef’s report, published in Dhaka on Monday, said more than 30,000 children were killed this way each year.
Accidents accounted for 38% of child deaths, with drowning the leading cause. Most of the drowning victims were under three years of age.
The nation’s health minister said he was shocked and vowed to take action.
Okay, I’m really not all that sceptical about them being accidents, but I do wonder. And I’d like to see more information, like the number of female versus male accident resulting in death rate. If the female rate is significantly higher, then I would DEFINITELY be sceptical.