Syria state TV says 50 hurt in rebel poison gas attack
DAMASCUS, Syria. — At least 50 civilians were being treated Saturday following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to reports in Syrian state media.
Most of those admitted to hospitals had breathing problems and blurred vision, doctors told state TV.
There was a stench of gas in Aleppo city after projectiles were fired, said Rami Abdurrahman, the head of Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rebel commanders and opposition figures denied they lobbed gas into Aleppo and accused Damascus of seeking to undermine an existing ceasefire. Earlier Saturday, government shelling of a rebel-held area in neighboring Idlib province killed at least seven civilians.
A Ugandan police official says at least 10 people have died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said late Saturday that police marine units had pulled 40 survivors from the water.
He gave no details on the cause of the accident.
A German shepherd is being hailed a hero after alerting a Long Neck, Del., family to propane stove gas leak. The News Journal reports that 5-year-old Greta, a rescue dog, barked to wake up her owner, Ken Walsh, in the middle of the night earlier this month. Walsh’s wife and 14-yearold son were also asleep.