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16,000 Students Die of Abnormal Causes Every Year
The Epoch Times
According to a report by the China Youth News Publishing Company, approximately 16,000 students die from abnormal causes every year in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and another ten provinces and cities in China. An average of 40 students per day die from food poisoning, drowning, traffic accidents and other accidents. It is estimated that 80 percent of the deaths can be avoided through utilization of already known preventive measures.
According to the China Annual Traffic Accidents statistic report, 30 percent of total traffic accident deaths are high school and elementary school students. Also, most traffic accidents happen on the way to school or from school to home.
Since traffic accidents are preventable, the Beijing City Education Committee requires that all high schools and elementary schools train students to be safety conscious in this area.
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