70 034 People Drowned in the WHO South-East Aisa Region in 2019.
Drowning ranks as the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the South-East Asia Region, after road traffic injuries and Falls.
Drowning death rates accross the region ranged from 1.8 to 5.8 per 100 000 population.
20% drowning death occured among people AGED 60 YEARS AND ABOVE
33% drowning death occured among children aged LESS THAN 15 YEARS OLD
Males were THREE TIMES more likely to drown than females