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A plant dedicated to oxygen packing within the city of Fortaleza, in Brazil’s northeastern region, exploded on Saturday, leaving four people injured, local media reported.
Industrial gas maker White Martins, owner of the plant, said during a statement that production of oxygen within the region has not been affected, because the unit was dedicated to packing the gas. the corporate , which is investigating the causes for the incident, said it’s trying to find alternative places to fill the oxygen cylinders.
The explosion comes as hospitals in Brazil have run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients. within the northern city of Manaus, a brutal second wave of the novel coronavirus forced the federal to fly oxygen in tanks across the country earlier this year in an effort to save lots of people from suffocating to death.