Posted on 20/07/2016 in News 32 2016
265 000 fire deaths worldwide

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published 2014 data for fire deaths, indicating 265 000 deaths per year worldwide, mostly occurring in low- and middle- income countries and mainly in the home and workplace.

11 million people worldwide suffered burns severe enough to require medical attention. One million people per year in India suffer moderate or severe burns. WHO figures are used by LeDuc Media to provide readily accessible information and present fire death rates for all countries worldwide.

WHO Media Centre “Burns” and fire death rates per country (per 100 000 population per year) worldwide

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