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Sunday, September 23 2018 @ 09:36 PM UTC

CSS Warehouse Fire Destroys Medical Supplies in Juan Diaz

Safety & SecurityA fire occurred in a wooden warehouse of the Social Security Fund on Monday night, located in the area of El Sitio in Juan Diaz.

According to reports from the Fire Department, their efforts to control the fire were supported by units from several stations, and a lack of water hindered their efforts.

A water tanker truck from the Panama Canal Authority was on the scene, as well as another from the Tocumen International Airport.

According to information provided by Fire Chief Pablo Tuńón, medical supplies belonging to the dialysis unit of the Social Security Fund were burned in the fire, and the losses are in the millions.

At approximately 9:30 pm the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) reported they were sending two additional water tanker trucks to the scene of the fire. (Telemetro)

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