Aftereffects Of A Siege

It has been two months since the siege at Moscow's Dubrovka Theater Center, where 127 hostages held by Chechen terrorists died from a gas used by Russian commandos to disable the terrorists. But the effects are proving to be more serious and lasting than many expected. A number of survivors have checked themselves back into hospitals, complaining of respiratory, kidney, liver and partial-paralysis problems. "Eventually, they will all need very elaborate treatment," says a physician. The government paid each of the victims $3,000 in compensation, but that won't cover the expensive treatments these people will need, this doctor says. "They were...

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