Source Pravda.Ru

At least 45 hospitalized in Chechnya in suspected nerve-gas poisoning

At least 45 people, most of them children, have been hospitalized in the Russian region of &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/87/344/16495_chechnya.html' target=_blank>Chechnya with an illness that doctors say could be nerve-gas poisoning, officials said Tuesday.

Pupils, teachers and workers began reported breathing trouble and headaches Friday at a middle school in the town of Starogladovskaya, emergency workers said.