Report: Someone drowns every 90 seconds

November 26, 2014 5:08 PM

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Report: Someone drowns every 90 seconds

It's one of the top 10 killers of kids and young adults, but a new WHO report says that drowning remains a "neglected public health issue" that's still happening with alarming frequency around the world, Scientific American reports.

The study points out some startling statistics: More than 40 people die, on average, every hour from drowning (about one person every 90 seconds), resulting in 372,000 deaths per year.

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