Instinctive actions without thought can be
This is a shocking episode that actually happened
recently in Pune. It's a useful lesson in safety for all of us to
remember. This is a real life story that I heard : A
lady died due to burns sustained in the kitchen.
The gas stove was on, cooking under process. The
lady observed some cockroaches near the sink and grabbed a can of
insect repellent and sprayed it on, near the gas stove, which was
was an explosion and in no time the poor woman was covered in
flames, sustained 65% burns. Her husband rushed in, tried to douse
the flames and his clothes too caught fire. The husband is still in
hospital, in the burns ward, but unaware that his wife has
succumbed, declared 'dead on arrival'.
It appears that insect repellents such as "Hit", "Mortein"
etc. are inflammable, due to the 'propellant' they use in the
Aerosols. Thus their nano-particles in the surrounding air spread
fire very rapidly. Did
the poor lady realise the hazard involved? Apparently not !
Spread the word around.... who knows you may help
save more than one life...