Airport to be screened for toxic chemicals

| March 7, 2017

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Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward.

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Afrox is the largest gases and welding products supplier in its industry across sub-Saharan Africa and a member of The Linde Group. 2017 sees Afrox celebrate 90 years in business, going strong! We are the partner of choice for thousands of customers, offering quality products, services and the latest in technologies to healthcare providers, hospitality, food and beverage sectors, renewable energy, specialty and propellant gases, as well as atmospheric and welding gases and related products to the mining, steel, automotive, smelting, construction and fabrication markets for a wide range of processes.

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Afrox is the largest gases and welding products supplier in its industry across sub-Saharan Africa and a member of The Linde Group. 2017 sees Afrox celebrate 90 years in business, going strong! We are the partner of choice for thousands of customers, offering quality products, services and the latest in technologies to healthcare providers, hospitality, food and beverage sectors, renewable energy, specialty and propellant gases, as well as atmospheric and welding gases and related products to the mining, steel, automotive, smelting, construction and fabrication markets for a wide range of processes.

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