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"WHEN the bomb exploded from the plane I felt I was in hell, real hell," shouts 31-year-old Ghassan stabbing the air with his finger and straining over the side of his grubby hospital bed.
Doctors say they have never before seen such specific burn injuries, concentrated so much on the lower body and causing such a high propensity of amputations. The Health Ministry has already called for an independent inquiry.
"There were amputations of limbs. Most patients were afflicted below the waist. They had burns all over their lower limb," he said.
Others were afflicted by what he described as "translucent shrapnel not shown by X-ray" that caused burns.
...A piece of plastic with the word "test" written on it had been found. "I think it was in one of the patient's wounds or something like that. One of the nurses came to me. I saw it myself and touched it with my hand."...