Latvians and Lithuanians are more likely to drown than others in EU

  • 2020-08-28
  • Linas Jegelevicius
Data published by Eurostat, the European Union’s chief statistician, on August 6 clearly demonstrated that Latvia has more drownings per head of population than anywhere else in the European Union. Based on 2017 data, around 5,100 deaths of European Union (EU) residents were caused by accidental drowning and submersion. Among the EU Member States, in 2017 the highest rate was recorded in Latvia, with 5.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabi-tants, followed by Lithuania (4.8 deaths per 100 000 inhabitants), Estonia (3.2) and Romania (3.0). Poland tops drowning list ...
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