I got a distinction for my flash assignment!
Started to read (again) 'Underground' by Haruki Murakami. Just finished a chapter about a shrimp trader who was gassed on his way to work. It is interesting that Sarin, the gas used in the attack is a form of insecticide. I wonder if that was a conscious reason they choose to use it. At any rate the whole thing was terrible and the shrimp trader just looked at it as an unhappy incident on the way to work.
The porters on the underground cleaned up the gas which was spilt as a liquid with newspapers because they didn't have time to get a mop. They were one of the first to die.