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"kasumigaseki station" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Saron one of the deadliest nerve gases in the world into the Tokyo subway system. Welcome to today. True crime apart cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crime listener discretion is advised. Extreme caution is advised listeners. Under the age of thirteen today we're covering the option rikio terrorist attack of nineteen ninety five which left thirteen people dead and thousands more injured in the days following the attack. Japanese people were glued to their television screens as authorities hunted for those responsible. Let's go back to the morning of Monday. March twentieth. Nineteen ninety-five just as the Tokyo. Subway system was reaching. Its busiest point. It was sunny and brisk that morning as commuters stepped off the street and made their way down to the subway beneath Tokyo. The relative warmth was welcome people on the crowded platform at Kasumigaseki station waited patiently as packed. Trains rolled in passengers disembarked like Amorphous. Clouds of dark suits leather briefcases and harried faces. Those waiting on the platform moved forward to fill in the available space. The doors slid shot and the train glided out of the station. At first the ride seemed like any other those standing held firmly to handrails and avoided making eye contact with their fellow. Commuters Shatter was at a minimum. The train was moving at its habitual rate but not long. After the train had left Kasumigaseki station. A peculiar chemical smell began to waft through one of the carriages. It was strong and not completely unpleasant. Some likened it to paint thinner and while no one was sure what the smell was or from where it was coming. The crowd started to shift uncomfortable and confused. Something was wrong. The air inside the carriage began to feel thick and people started to cough loud gasping coughs. They were fighting to get air into their lungs. All around the cramped space people seem to lose control of their bodies. Some sat convulsing in their seats still more were slumped against the walls or those standing near them as commuters sought to help or move away from the people with the worst symptoms. Some noticed a spreading pool of liquid in the middle of the car. Tendrils of the substance fingered out from what looked like a discarded plastic bag those closest to. It realized that the smell was coming from the puddle. A mad scramble began. No one wanted to touch the ominous liquid in the hysterical commotion. Someone thought to set off the emergency alarm. The train was still speeding beneath the streets of Tokyo. When passengers began to foam at the mouth people watched in horror as blood ran from the nostrils of others. Even those far away from the puddle were affected they struggled for air vomited shivered uncontrollably and felted desperate burning in there is as the train pulled into the next station screaming spread from the carriage to the platform doors to the train opened and waiting passengers were greeted with the horrific sight of convulsing bleeding and suffocating people immediately station staff began ordering evacuation of the platform with panicked urgency in their voices. They directed people to the nearest exit already. Those who could were pushing to get off the train. Some made it onto the platform only to collapse before they could get to an exit on the street above frightened. People streamed out of the subway. They held makeshift masks over their faces. Hoping to avoid breathing in the noxious air within minutes troops from an army chemical warfare unit. Were on the scene. They arrived in vehicles. Specially designed to clean poison from the air even as makeshift medical tents. Were set up on the sidewalk. Officials were determined to find out all they could about what had happened looking like. They stepped out of a science fiction. Movie troops enlarge orange. Spacesuits made their way down into the subway already on the hunt for the truth in the EERILY empty train cars. They found the remnants of the liquid pools on the floor. They determined that it had indeed come from a plastic bag which by the looks of things had been punctured by something sharp. The bag and the liquid were carefully collected and removed from the train. Testing would later reveal that the liquid was seren one of the deadliest nerve gases in the world. Someone had used it as a weapon. Identical bags were discovered amidst similar grisly scenes on four other. Tokyo trains on the streets above the tunnels. The city resembled a war zone. Ambulances raced through the streets rushing to get victims helicopters landed on those same usually packed roads. Ready to airlift people to hospitals around the country. When the dust finally settled the attack had killed. Thirteen people seriously injured at least fifty more and left over a thousand people with permanently affected vision and no one knew who was responsible yet coming up. We look at just who carried out this deadly terror attack listeners. I'm excited to announce that crime junkies flowers has a new podcast original series. I think you'll really enjoy. It's called supernatural with Ashley. Flowers and you can find brand new episodes every Wednesday. We all know that most mysteries can be solved by looking.
"kasumigaseki station" Discussed on Japan This Week
"And detention facilities often remaining silent or mumbling incoherently in English and Japanese. Let me give you a little bit of history about this terrorist group, OEMs Shinri kill it. Evolved from yoga school established by Sahara in nineteen Eighty-four. The name uses the sanskrit syllable, Alm. You might have heard that before that is used to represent the universe combined with Japanese Shinri Kyo meaning teaching of truth us a horror told his followers that he was the incarnation of Shiva Sheva is the Hindu God of destruction and regeneration. Then he urged them to entrust themselves and all of their assets to Sheva. I e himself for life after he and twenty four other, oh members ran in the nineteen ninety house of representatives election and lost. Of course, he started planning his revenge and his revenge was to be mass murders of members of the public. This according to prosecutors in the year, two thousand own renamed itself Aleph and to splinter groups have been formed. The public security intelligence agency continues to monitor the groups, believing they are or were still under the influence of Sahara. At its peak own claimed it had ten thousand members. Other cult members executed on Friday included scientists who helped produce the Seren in the laboratory. The cult's intelligence director, a member responsible for capturing cult defectors and the cult's director for acquiring land. Meanwhile, six, other cult members remain on death row. As of today, there are still about one thousand six hundred fifty members of the cult in Japan and four hundred sixty in Russia of all places. The two splinter group still have assets of more than one billion yen about nine million US dollars. Now, news of these simultaneous hangings have flooded TV news shows websites, newspapers and magazines across the country. I think that Japan today readers were satisfied with the end of the cult leader. Ricky Kaminsky rights. Hope you enjoyed your final trip. Man went down knowing your narcissistic, manipulating snake, oil selling fraud that left. Legacy of confusion, panic and death, turning your devoted and loving followers into blind. Murderers was particularly important one for the dustbin of history and reader Todd remembers the day of the subway attacks as many of our readers on Japan today who actually did experience that terrible morning. This person writes, I hope the sixth of July doesn't become some sort of holy day for his remaining followers. I rode the subway that morning went slowly through the deserted Kasumigaseki station without stopping as there was a suspected gas leak got off at the next stop, and then all of the lines were stopped for the rest of the day as the confusion turn to terror. Well, we have many other commenters reporting their memories of that day on the Japan today website as well as much more indepth information on Choko Sahara and the horrendous events that happened twenty three years ago. One of our biggest stories of the past week comes from the world of sports. Now, usually we saved these pieces for the end of the show, but this one is so popular. We need to move it up. Sadly Japan bowed out of the World Cup in three to two loss to Belgium this week, but left Russia on a high note after a photo taken of their spotless locker room following the game and a thank you note in Russian, went viral in the wake of a gut wrenching loss. It can be understandable. I think players were to trash change room, but the Japanese team didn't a photo taken by a fee for coordinator, showed the immaculate changing area along with a one word. Note that read spa. Thank you in Russian. Well, Japan today readers had a mixed reaction, clipping Klopp rights, even if it was an ooh look at us, aren't we better than you kind of thing? It still takes a lot of dedication to clean up a dressing room. After the most shattering game of football in your life, they deserve much credit on the other hand, Joe in Tokyo points. Out too bad. The locker rooms that my local sports club here in Japan aren't that clean? Well, Joe in Tokyo. You should probably just get in there after your staggering loss and clean up the whole thing, maybe can learn thing or two from the Japanese football team. I never get a lot of natural transitions lobbed at me here between stories, but I'm going to go for it on this one..