Friday, April 7, 2017
The horrifying things nerve gas does to the human body
Up to 100 people, including children, have been killed in the deadliest “nerve-gas” attack in Syria in four years.
Doctors treating the victims said they were suffering symptoms matching those known to be caused by exposure to the lethal nerve agent sarin.
The man-made nerve agent was originally made as an insecticide in Germany in 1938.
Witnesses described seeing victims of yesterday’s attack foaming at the mouth and suffering fits.
Hussain Kayal, 26, one of the first on the scene, told The Times: “I felt intense pain in my throat as it started to close.
“I felt paralyzed.”
“Inside the houses we found sleeping families choking.”
“They were having seizures.”
“Their noses were full of foam and their eyes were half closed.”
“People were suffocating in front of our eyes.”