Sridevi’s death due to drowning in a bathtub has surprised many of us. But its nothing new in Japan and the US, apparently. In 2016, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency reported that in the previous 10 years, death due to drowning in bathtubs in Japan has increased by 70 per cent. Journal of General and Family Medicine, in March 2017, reported that 19 persons die every year in bathroom in Japan. Average age of persons die is 65 years it said.
According to a data released by US Federal Mortality in 2006, at least one US citizen dies everyday in US due to drowning in bathtub