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[Editorial] Drowning: a silent killer

Some images come to define particular moments in history. The sight of the lifeless body of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach shocked the world in 2015, while pictures of desperate passengers in orange life vests being rescued from overcrowded rubber dinghies have become an almost daily feature of our news cycle. More than 5000 people are believed to have lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe in 2016 as part of the largest refugee crisis since World War 2.

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