After autopsy reports confirmed the presence of a lethal nerve agent VX inside Kim Jong-Nam’s body, Malaysian health minister has told the media that Kim suffered a painful death and died within 20 minutes of being attacked. The attack on Kim, estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader, was carried out on February 13 by two women. The CCTV footage has captured the footage of the two women applying the deadly nerve agent VX on Kim’s face. Malaysian health minister S Subramaniam told reporters that Kim died in the ambulance and everything occurred in a time frame of 15-20 minutes. The police have arrested the two women along with a North Korean man. Other suspects have also been identified, but four of them have already fled Malaysia.
It may be recalled that nerve agent VX is so deadly that is has been classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the UN. Even the Kuala Lumpur International Airport was meticulously scanned to ensure that there were no traces of the agent still left, which could affect passengers. The health minister informed that it takes just 10mg of VX to prove lethal for human beings. He said that VX acts quickly and the affected person starts showing symptoms within just a few minutes. VX interferes with the off switch for glands and muscles, due to which glands and muscles overwork and eventually tire out, resulting in the person being unable to breath and eventually die.