14 children die in accidents since start of summer vacation

July 26, 2011 17:27


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July has a week left to go, but 14 children have already died in preventable accidents since the school vacation began, the National Council for the Child said on Tuesday. Last year in July and August, 34 Israeli children died tragically in such circumstances in July and August.

Council chairman Dr. Yitzhak Kadman said that parents hold the heaviest responsibility for children’s safety, but so do local and national authorities.

Among the common causes of injury and death of minors over the years have been road accidents, drowning, falls, leaving small children in vehicles, swallowing foreign objects, choking and electrocution.

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