Santa Maria Receives Cyanide Meds: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The United States government has sent special medication to Brazil to treat survivors of a nightclub blaze who inhaled cyanide gas released by burning soundproofing foam, the Brazilian Health Ministry said. The death toll from the fire last Sunday reached 237 late Saturday, when a 22-year-old victim succumbed to injuries sustained in the fire in Santa Maria.

According to a statement from the Rio Grande do Sul Health Secretariat, Bruno Portella Fricks died late Saturday. The secretariat said that 97 people remain hospitalized.

The fire broke out in the . . .

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