3 dead, 245 injured due to heating device accidents since winter start

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AMMAN — Since the start of winter, three people have died and 245 were injured due to improper use of heating devices, according to a Civil Defense Directorate statement, carried by Al-Mamlaka TV. اضافة اعلان

As of Saturday, a total of 328 heating device accidents have been reported, Lieutenant Mohammad Al-Khatatbeh, director of Information and Community Police in the Civil Defense Directorate said.

Safety measuresKhatatbeh warned against leaving heating devices on while sleeping and called for proper ventilation of rooms or houses.

He also advised against using heating devices for cooking or drying clothes, keeping them away from furniture, supervising children, and avoiding fueling heaters while they are on.

In addition, Khatatbeh called for not bringing coal stoves into rooms and emphasized the importance of making sure the gas cylinder is connected properly to the heater. 

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