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Da Nang (VNA) – The education sector of the central city of Da Nang has taken measures to help children learn to swim together with skills to survive in drowning accidents.

The municipal Department of Education and Training said as many as 17,000 pupils across primary schools in the city have been taught swimming.

It has promoted campaigns to raise the awareness of pupils and students of keeping them away from being injured and drowned.

The department has worked with relevant sectors to further invest in building facilities, and called on domestic and foreign organisations to support the work.

Knowledge and skills to avoid injuring and drowning accidents have been included in training programmes at schools in Da Nang.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Le Thi Bich Thuan said the city has set to have all primary school graduates to know how to swim in the 2016-2017 academic year.

In the coming time, the department will expand swimming lessons at pre-schools and secondary schools, and coordinate with relevant agencies and organisations to manage the work.

According to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, up to 1,121 children have fallen victim to accidents in 2016, in which, the fatalities caused by drowning was four times higher than those caused by injuries. -VNA