Kuala Lumpur, – Autopsy results on Kim Jong Nam, estranged half brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, showed that the lethal nerve agent VX killed him within 15 to 20 minutes, the Malaysian government said on Sunday.
Kim was allegedly poisoned by two women who wiped the highly toxic chemical agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport on February 13.
Kim alerted airport officials to the incident, according to CCTV pictures, and was taken to a medical clinic in the airport, where he fainted.
“He died in the ambulance … I would think it was about from the time of application 15 to 20 minutes,” Health Minister S Subramaniam told reporters on Sunday.
“The doses were so high it was so fast and happened all over the body… that it affected his heart and lungs,” he explained.
He said only 10 milligrams of the substance needed to be absorbed into the system to be lethal, adding that he assumed therefore a higher dosage was used to kill Kim. (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency