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Danger months for city pupils

A REPORT released yesterday said the third quarter of the year had the highest student death rate. Forty-nine percent of last year's student deaths happened in the third quarter, education authorities said.

Drowning accidents during the summer holiday and student suicides at the beginning of the autumn semester contributed to the high figure, according to the annual report on Shanghai's primary and secondary schools' security.

The Shanghai Education Commission and the Shanghai Teenage Protection Committee said they hoped the report would alert society to take preventative measures and avoid the problems highlighted in the report.

The report found 71 students died in 1,756 accidents last year while 70 students died in 2,519 accidents in 2007. A total of 4.9 percent of accidents were deemed the responsibility of school authorities, 2.7 percent lower than in 2007.

The city's government invested 120 billion yuan (US$17.55 million) to improve security at kindergartens and elementary and middle schools last year.


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