Hospitalized victims of Japanese chemical weapons total 43
( 2003-08-17 17:03) (Xinhua)
Two more victims of the poisonous mustard gas from chemical weapons abandoned
by Japanese troops in Qiqihar City in northeastern Heilongjiang Province during
World War II were hospitalized Sunday morning, bringing the total number to 43.
Loader Bai Hongwei was hurt by the poisoning gas while leveling ground and
his right crus was covered by erythema when he was sent to the locally based No.
203 Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Sunday morning.
Wang Xiang, who lived near the polluted Beijiang construction site, was
confirmed a mustard gas victim upon hospitalization with his back and waist
Conditions of Bai and Wang are currently stable, according to hospital
By 11:00 a.m. Sunday, six out of the 43 hospitalized victims are in serious
conditions. Twenty-five patients have reported improved conditions and 10 people