Several local residents showed symptoms of chemical poisoning.
One child was killed and several people experience the symptoms of poisoning by chlorine in the explosion, thundered on Sunday in one of the districts of Eastern ghouta, located near Damascus, said the health authorities held the Syrian rebels enclave.
The victims and the drivers of ambulances and other witnesses smelled of chlorine after the “powerful explosion” in Eastern ghouta ash-Sifania, said in a statement the local branch of the Ministry of health of the opposition Interim government of Syria.
To obtain prompt review of the Syrian army failed. Earlier, the Syrian government has repeatedly denied the use of chemical weapons in the ongoing for almost seven years war.
The defense Ministry, which assists the forces of the Syrian government on Sunday accused the rebels in preparation for the use of toxic agents in Eastern ghouta, in order to subsequently accuse Damascus of using chemical weapons.
Based in the UK Observatory for human rights in Syria, which monitors the conflict, confirmed the death in Eastern ghouta, one by asphyxiation, but said that he could not confirm the use of toxic substances, told Reuters by telephone the Director of the organization.
Forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week launched a massive offensive on the Eastern ghouta, the last major rebel Bastion near Damascus.
The UN security Council on Saturday demanded to declare Syria a 30-day truce. The Supervisory Board for human rights in Syria reported that the bombing of Eastern ghouta on Sunday was less intense than in the previous week, but claimed 14 lives.
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