Friday, March 20, 2009

Today In History: Sarin Gas in Tokyo Subway

On the morning of 20 March 1995, Aum Shinrikyo members released sarin in a co-ordinated attack on five trains in the Tokyo subway system, killing 12 commuters, seriously injuring 54 and affecting 980 more. Some estimates claim as many as 5,000 people were injured by the sarin. It is difficult to obtain exact numbers since many victims are reluctant to come forward.

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