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A place intended to save lives has ended up taking so many

13 July 2021,

According to Iraqi state media 64 people are known to have died in a major fire at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in the south of the country. It appears the fire was caused by the explosion of oxygen tanks.

The hospital building was newly opened just three months ago. It seems the hospital was unable to withstand the force of what was likely to be an oxygen tank explosion. Quickly, the front door was burning and the backdoor was closed so people couldn’t get out.

A witness says people were stuck inside and then the ceiling fell on them. The flames soared high and spread fast. Rescue workers were unable to make it through the thick smoke. People were struggling to fight the fire to save those trapped inside fighting COVID-19.

The pandemic was already proving too much for Iraq’s woeful health system to cope with. This is the second such tragedy in a matter of months. In April more than 80 people died after an oxygen cylinder exploded at a coveted hospital in Baghdad.

How Important Is A CO2 Fire Extinguisher For A Business Facility?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers extinguish fire by removing the heat and taking away the oxygen element (of the fire triangle). CO2, coming out of the CO2 extinguisher, is a very cold discharge like a white cloud of “snow” which is a clean, non-contaminating and odorless gas; very useful fire extinguisher for IT Rooms, Labs, Food Storage & Processing areas, etc.

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Kanex Fire

All kinds of businesses and industries know it well that they should have proper Fire Safety measures in place. In the case of a fire, a Fire Extinguisher can come handy. They are designed to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading further.

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CO2 Fire Extinguisher is a kind of extinguisher that uses CO2 gas to reduce the level of heat and oxygen and extinguishing the fire. This type of extinguishers is slightly different from its predecessors, i.e. foam extinguishers. Foam extinguishers often activated live wire and used to cause further harm or damage. For instance, it often damaged the hard drive of the computer system.

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