What is it about?

This study used police recorded data to explore the situation in Nepal. This record is the only available account of drowning and other acute (unnatural) causes of deaths in Nepal.

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Why is it important?

Drowning is a silent killer in Nepal and this cause of death is often neglected because it has very short gap between the risk exposure and death. Non-fatal drowning are not considered as illness so it remains unknown - how many people were exposed to risk. Our finding shows that drowning death occur year round and throughout the country. It might help researchers interested in the field of drowning studies.


I am glad that we, both the authors, were able to utilise the huge data that was not utilised. Meanwhile it was our effort to highlight the problem of drowning in Nepal. I hope this article will contribute to reduce the gap of knowledge on prevailing causes of deaths of people in Nepal.

Dr Puspa Raj Pant
University of the West of England

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This page is a summary of: Status of drowning in Nepal: A study of central police data, F1000Research, May 2018, Faculty of 1000, Ltd., DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.14563.1.
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