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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:24 - Updated Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:24

Civil Protection Service reports reduction of drowning

Luanda - The National Civil Protection and Fire Service (SNPCB) reported During the 2016/17 bathing season, a reduction in drowning deaths in Angola, in the order of 112 cases in the previous period.

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Rescue technique demonstration

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

A source told ANGOP that the 2010/11 bathing season had the highest death rate due to drowning with 502 cases, followed by the 2011/12 year with 454 cases, where there was a reduction in the order of almost 48 Percent.

In the 2012/13 season, the figure has raised by 10 more cases, making a total of 254 victims, while in 2013/14 the numbers have risen again to 489 drowning.

In 2014/15, there was a drop to 438 cases, which continued to decline until 2015/16, when it totaled 326.

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