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58 Syrians injured in toxic gas attack treated in Turkey

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

04-05-2017 22:10 BJT

ANKARA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Turkish hospitals are treating 58 Syrians injured in the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, according to a statement by the office of Hatay governor on Wednesday.

"The injured people are being treated at several private and state hospitals including Antakya, Reyhanli and Iskenderun state hospitals, and Hatay-based Mustafa Kemal University Hospital," the statement said.

Three people who were transferred to Turkey after the suspected attack had died, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said that 30 people had been brought to Turkey for treatment on Tuesday, and were being treated at hospitals in the border provinces of Hatay and Gaziantep.

Hatay and Gaziantep are on southern border of Turkey, close to Syria's Idlib and Aleppo province.

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