More facts over the death of Kim Jong Nam the exiled half brother of Korean ruler Kim Jong Un are beginning to emerge with the Malaysia’s health minister revealing that the dose of nerve agent given to Kim was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused “very serious paralysis.”
Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said the dose of VX given to Kim was on the high side as he showed symptoms within minutes. He said Kim fainted at the airport clinic and died in the ambulance while en route to a hospital, he said.
“VX only requires 10 milligrams to be absorbed into the system to be lethal, so I presume that the amount of dose that went in is more than that,” he said at a news conference. “The doses were so high and it did it so fast and all over the body, so it would have affected his heart, it would have affected his lungs, it would have affected everything.”
When asked how long it took for Kim to die after he was attacked, Subramaniam said, “I would think it was about, from the time of onset, from the time of application, 15-20 minutes.”
Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur’s airport in what Malaysian police say was a well-planned hit by two women who wiped a liquid on Kim’s face with police revealing Friday that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim, raising the stakes in the case.
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