Nineteen people died, nine were injured and five are listed as missing as a result of 44 accidents at seashores and rivers nationwide over the weekend, the National Police Agency said Monday.
Of the 19 deaths, three involved children of junior high school age or younger. By prefecture, Niigata had the highest number of accident-related fatalities with five deaths, followed by Tottori with two. Hokkaido, Akita, Ibaraki, Shizuoka, Toyama, Fukui, Aichi, Kyoto, Hyogo, Wakayama, Okayama and Yamaguchi prefectures all reported one fatality each.
From July 20 to 26, the first full week of summer vacation at most schools, there were 118 accidents at sea and rivers, leaving 58 people dead, 23 injured and six listed as missing, according to police.
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