Stun Gas Sprayed in Minsk School (Photo) 18:12, 06/10/2006
26 schoolchildren hospitalized in Minsk, of whom 5 are in intensive care. They have been poisoned by a neuro-paralytic agent. The incident has taken place in a Minsk school No. 69, the Belarusian TV informs. As the experts of the Belarusian Emergency situations ministry suppose, a neuro-paralitic agent had been sprayed in the building. “Most likely the gas was brought by one of schoolchildren,” the Emergency situations ministry spokesperson said.
As said by witnesses, an acrid odour was sensed even outside the building. Classes were stopped and pupils were evacuated urgently. A criminal action has been brought up and investigation carried out. It is supposed that the school will continue its work on Monday, the Belarusian TV informs.