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Rises to 241 the death toll in the tragedy that occurred in Santa Maria

Young was last victim of the fire breathing aid apparatus, 16 remain hospitalized

 
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Fire at Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria, killed 241 people
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Fire at Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria, killed 241 people

Died on Thursday (7), the 241 th victim of the fire at Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria (RS). Driel Pedroso Lucas, 23, was hospitalized since the day of the tragedy, on 17 January, breathing with the help of machines. According to Force National Health System (SUS), death occurred shortly before 7 am, the Mother of God Hospital, in Porto Alegre, where the girl was hospitalized.

According to the Ministry of Health, the girl was the latest victim of the fire breathing mechanical ventilation (aid apparatus). According to the latest report released by the federal government, 16 people remain in hospitals and the state capital of Santa Maria.

The smoke poisoning was the main cause of death in the fire. When caught fire, the foam on the ceiling of the club, used for soundproofing, produced a lethal gas. According to reports from survivors, black smoke engulfed the entire site in just minutes, even before people could see the flames. The smoke inhalation caused, what doctors call chemical pneumonitis. Symptoms of poisoning were felt by several people until five days after the fire. Some of them were hospitalized and required mechanical ventilation.

Since the last day 4, the Ministry of Health began registering people who had contact with toxic gases produced by the smoke from the fire in the city Gaucho. The joint effort of clinical and psychosocial will meet patients who were discharged from hospital and who was at the nightclub or participated in the rescue and had contact with the toxic fumes released during the fire, and relatives of the victims. The consultations, according to the folder, starting next Saturday (9) at the University Hospital of Santa Maria.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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