Public Authority of Civil Defense and Ambulances (PACDA) said that 369 drowning cases were reported last year, compared to 225 cases in 2018, indicating an increase of 144 incidents.
In a statement, PACDA said the rise in cases occurred due to increase in drowning incidents in wadis and beaches. ‘This is in addition to the cases reported in water canals, dams, ponds, wells, open water reservoirs and water bodies during the rains,’ PACDA added.
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