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Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?, These Were The Words Of A Terrified Young Syrian Boy Appearing In An Online Video,hit By A Chemical Attack On Friday In The Ard Al-Hamra Neighborhood In Aleppo, Syria.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 22 Nov 2016, 12:03:38 PM
Syrian Boy in gas mask after being hit by chemical attack - File Photo

New Delhi:

As Syria's gruesome five-year war rages on, a heart warming video of a petrified young Syrian boy hit by a chemical attack was posted online revealing the utter misery and fear which engulfed mind of the innocent boy due to the horrific incident.

"Will I die, miss? Will I die?", these were the words of a terrified young Syrian boy appearing in an online video, apparently hit by a chemical attack on Friday in the Ard al-Hamra neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.

In a video posted online by the Syria Charity which is based in France, the boy cries in pain and fear as medical staff at an eastern Aleppo hospital try to console him and tell him that no, he won't die. "I was watching warplanes," explained the boy, who looked no older than 10.

The story was first reported and given detailed coverage by American media house CNN. CNN then tweeted the video posted online by the Syria Charity on its twitter handle.

 

Wrapped up tight in a blue blanket with an oxygen mask strapped to his face, the boy told his story between coughing fits and tears.

"It dropped something, I saw yellow smoke. I felt something and then they grabbed me [and took me] to the hospital," he said, adding that he'd lost track of his siblings in the attack.

The incident happened Friday in the Ard al-Hamra neighborhood in Aleppo, the charity said, but the video was being shared widely on social media Monday.

An aid worker from the Syria Charity rescued the boy and took him to a nearby children's hospital, according to the charity, which says the video was shot by a nurse at the hospital.

But if things couldn't get worse for this young victim, the charity said the hospital where he was being treated was suddenly struck in another attack. Luckily, he survived. "Everything is fine with the child, we will visit him very soon," Wadah Seddikh, the charity's economic director, told CNN via email.

A separate chemical attack that killed a couple and their four children was reported on Sunday by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights and the Aleppo Media Center activist group, as a barrage of barrel bombs struck the al-Sakhour neighborhood.

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First Published : 22 Nov 2016, 10:34:00 AM

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