Villagers hospitalized after gendarmerie destroys expired weapons  

Villagers hospitalized after gendarmerie destroys expired weapons  

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Villagers hospitalized after gendarmerie destroys expired weapons

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Ten villagers have been hospitalized after a nearby gendarmerie post in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas destroyed its expired tear gas bombs, sending a cloud of gas their way, daily Radikal reported. 

The wind carried the gas to the Kumyurt village after the gendarmerie tried to dispose of 447 tear gas bombs that had expired. 

The Sivas Governor’s Office, however, said the destroyed tear gas had had no ill effects on human health, adding that only eight people were slightly affected out of the 10 who were hospitalized. 

The office also said the destruction was conducted “in a controlled manner.”

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