Ten drowning deaths in Poland over weekend

Ten people drowned this past weekend as Poles took to lakes, rivers and the Baltic Sea amid scorching weather, police data showed on Monday.

A total of 89 people have drowned in Poland since the beginning of June, according to police statistics.

A total of 89 people have drowned in Poland since the beginning of June, according to police statistics.Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

On Sunday alone, nine drowning deaths were reported nationwide.

Since the beginning of June, 89 people have drowned throughout the country, the Government Centre for Security (RCB) reported, citing police statistics.

According to officials, alcohol is among the main causes of swimmers drowning in Poland.

Deaths often occur in bathing areas not patrolled by lifeguards, the Government Centre for Security said.

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Source: IAR

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