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One firefighter dead another injured in blazing building

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Posted 22/09/2019

A Panama firefighter was killed and another injured when a gas tank exploded while they were in a room in a burning  building in Ave A near Parque  Los Aburridos  in  El Chorillo on Sunday, September 22

 First Sergeant Manuel Antonio Naar, was with the first unit to arrive at  the blaze  from  the Juan Antonio Guizado station in Plaza Amador

The explosion brought debris down on the two men.  The injured firefighter who had tried to help his partner was taken to the National Hospital.

President Laurentino Cortizo, lamented Naar's death, in a message posted on his Twitter account. 

Thirteen families who had struggled to save some possessions while the blaze sped through the two-story building and are now homeless are receiving assistance from local authorities.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-firefighter-dead-another-injured-in-blazing-building

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Farewell to firefighter killed in El Chorrillo blaze

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Posted 26/09/2019

Family, friends, fellow firefighters from the Panama Fire Department and national authorities attended the funeral service of  Sergeant Manuel Naar and paid tribute to his heroism on Thursday, September 25. Naar died on  Sunday, when a gas tank exploded while he was battling a fire in El Chorrillo. He managed to push an injured companion to safety. The fire left 13 families homeless.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/farewell-to-firefighter-killed-in-el-chorrillo-blaze

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