70 Civilians killed in Chemical Attack in Syria; 200 Wounded
Washington: In a deadly chemical attack Tuesday in Syria’s Idlib province, 70 civilians, including at least 10 children, were reportedly killed, and more than 200 injured.
So far, 45 bodies have been identified and many casualties came as a result of inhaling “poisonous gas.”
The attack, which has been condemned by the international leaders, is suspected to be one of the deadliest ones in the recent years, according to the Syrian activist groups who blame their Government for the blast.
“Today around 7:30 a.m., about 125 injuries arrived to our hospital. Twenty-five of them were already dead, 70 to 80 percent of the wounded people were kids and women,” a doctor in a hospital told CNN.
The videos on social media purported to be taken at the site show scenes of some children dead and others on oxygen masks, and rescue workers spraying water on the children.
Doctors told CNN that tests had to be conducted to find out if the chemical attacks used Sarin Gas, a poisonous gas used earlier in 2013 attacks on multiple Syrian cities by the Assad Government.