What happens when you’re gassed with sarin: Paralysis, yellow vomit and muscle spasms among horrific symptoms suffered by victims


The horrifying effects of sarin chemical bombs – causing victims to vomit yellow liquid before being left paralysed – have been revealed by doctors in Syria .

A total of 75 innocent people – including at least 20 children – were killed after Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad apparently unleashed the toxic nerve gas on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, in the Idlib province, on Tuesday morning.

Victims were seen choking or fainting because of the colourless and odourless agent, while others were left with foam bubbling from their mouths.

Horrifying photos, posted online, show naked children being hosed down by rescue workers while squirming on the floor.

A child lies on the floor after a chemical weapon attack in Idlib

Horrifying second-by-second effects of sarin:

  • First symptoms include a runny nose, tightness in the chest and constriction of the pupils

  • The gas has no taste or smell, so victims can breath in lethal dose without realising

  • The victim becomes comatose and eventually suffocates in a series of spasms or eventual paralysis

A young boy gets treatment at a hospital

US President Donald Trump’s administration, as well as the UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson, have blamed Assad’s government , along with his main patrons, Russia and Iran, for the deadly attack.

Damascus and Moscow have denied any involvement.

Today, human rights organisation Amnesty International interviewed a nurse who was working at Al Rahma Hospital on the morning of the attack.

“The smell reached us here in the centre; it smelled like rotten food,” he said. “We’ve received victims of chlorine attacks before – this was completely different.

“Victims had vomit from the nose and mouth, a dark yellow colour,…

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