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ng areas to reduce the number of children who die while swimming during the summer vacation.
More than 12,000 spots across the region have been hig
hlighted on the map as drowning hazards, with 981 labeled “high risk”.
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by the region’s education department and Guilin University of Electronic Technology, according to
Deng Guofeng, a professor at the university who was also in charge of developing the system.
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owning cases in past years that were reported by 3,625 schools in the region.
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ning messages to the school staff registered in the system so that they can have time to take precautionary me
asures,” Deng said. Some senior teachers remain on duty during the summer holiday.
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to go swimming, increasing the chances that someone may drown, Deng said.
The system is also trying to collect information about students who go swim
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“The system is not designed for schools exclusively, but also open to the public,” Deng
said. “Actually, we need more people to be involved to prevent drowning. The more, the better.