'Like being victim of chemical weapons attack'

Two-year old girl from northern Israel in critical condition after coming in contact with pesticide.

David Rosenberg,

Ambulance (illustrative)
Ambulance (illustrative)
Uri Lenz/Flash 90

Doctors in Ziv Hospital in Tzfat are fighting to save the life of a two-year old girl who came in contact with pesticides.

The girl, from the upper Galilee in northern Israel, was rushed to Ziv Hospital in critical condition after coming in contact with the poisonous material. It is unclear whether the child swallowed any of the pesticide.

According to hospital staff, the child’s symptoms are similar to those suffered by victims of attacks using chemical agents.

The child has been anesthetized while doctors work to stabilize her condition.

The precise pesticide the girl came in contact with has yet to be identified, since it was not in its original packaging. The bottle carrying the poison has been sent to a lab for analysis.




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