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Asphyxiation After Entrapment in a Collapsing Sand Hole or Tunnel

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

A person who becomes buried under sand may die quickly from asphyxiation. In some ways the situation is similar to burial in an avalanche, but the weight of sand compresses the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible.

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