Cruel Consequences of Negligence
Scrapes, grazes and bruises are seen as a part of childhood, the inevitable outcome of tree-climbing, bike riding or learning to walk. The occasional fractured bone could turn the sling-wearer or crutched hobbler into a playground hero. But injuries are taking a far greater toll on Bangladeshi children than anyone realises. Injury has become the leading killer of children older than one. Every year in Bangladesh 30,000 children die from injuries. This is roughly 83 children who die everyday; or two children who die every hour.
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