Accounts for 22 per cent of accidental deaths in children
Around 950,000 minors worldwide die every year due to injury and violence
About 87.4 per cent of these are categorized unintentional (accidental) injuries
Each day, 2,274 children die due to unintentional injuries (road accidents, drowning, poisoning, burns and falls)
Poor children in low-income countries are at increased risk. More than 95 per cent of all injury deaths occur in low income and middle-income countries
About 718 children die of injuries from road accidents every day. 10 million are injured and disabled every year. The causes include speeding, drunk driving and not using safety equipment such as helmets and seat belts
Road traffic death rate is 10.7 per 100,000 children. It is 7.4 per 100,000 in southeast Asia, 19.9 per 100,000 in Africa
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