In the subway in Kyiv, unknown persons spilled a substance that caused passengers to suffocate. It happened on Thursday, August 4, in the afternoon at the "Lva Tolstogo" station.
Eyewitnesses, as well as Telegram-channels, reported about the incident in social networks.
One of the first about the incident wrote in Facebook Yana Donik from Kyiv.
"At the metro station "Lva Tolstogo" spilled some unknown gas, people suffocate," she reported.
The woman added that she received the information from her employee, who was at the station.
"Please refrain from traveling to this station," Yana asked.
"Recently my son called, he went into the subway on Lva Tolstogo Square and started coughing, people were walking around with their faces covered and also coughing. Everyone was coughing! He went out into the street!" - said a resident of Kyiv, Rimma Filipenko.
It should be noted that some users write that "someone spilled cylinders with an unknown substance," while others talk about "spraying gas.
Most likely, one of the passengers sprayed tear gas cans. Therefore, there is no need to panic.
But there have been no official statements from Moscow subway workers yet.
If you or someone nearby has suffered from tear gas (or another similar substance), you should act as follows:
Try to get out into the fresh air;
avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands;
Carefully blot the affected areas (if the gas got on your body) with dry tissues, using a new dry tissue for a new area;
Do not smear the substance on your skin;
Rinse your eyes with saline solution (moving from the corner of your eye near the bridge of your nose towards the periphery of your eyelid to your temple) if the gas has got into your eyes;
It is extremely important to do all this with clean hands.