Hunt on for hospi­tal killer

The Myanmar Times - - World -

JA­PANESE po­lice are hunt­ing for a killer af­ter two el­derly men were poi­soned at a hospi­tal near Tokyo, lo­cal me­dia re­ported.

An au­topsy showed that the deaths at a hospi­tal in Yoko­hama were caused by a chem­i­cal found in an­ti­sep­tic, ac­cord­ing to pub­lic broad­caster NHK and other me­dia.

The chem­i­cal is the same as one in a dis­in­fec­tant used at the Oguchi Hospi­tal’s nurse’s sta­tion, Jiji Press news agency said, cit­ing sources.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion comes two months af­ter the mur­der of 19 peo­ple at a cen­tre for the men­tally dis­abled, Ja­pan’s worst killing spree in decades.

In the lat­est case, po­lice sus­pect fa­tal amounts of the chem­i­cal were in­jected into in­tra­venous drips for the two 88-year-old vic­tims, Sozo Nishikawa and Nobuo Ya­maki. The men both died this month.

In 2000 a male nurse was charged with killing one pa­tient and at­tempt­ing to mur­der four oth­ers by poi­son­ing them at a clinic in the north­ern Ja­panese city of Sendai. –

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