IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences

Drowning is the most common cause of accidental death during childhood in Bangladesh

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Author Details: Ahmad Sadek

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 66

Article End Page : 67


Bangladesh is a riverine country and about 700 rivers including tributaries flow through the country also middle income country. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children in Bangladesh. Children are more vulnerable in rural area than urban. Flood disasters are becoming more frequent in Bangladesh and this trend is expected to continue. During rainy season drowning risk increases in flood prone area.

Keywords: Drowning, Risk factor, Children death and prevention.