Iraqi Child Leukemia Victim Dies in Japan
A 6-year-old Iraqi boy who returned to Iraq last October after undergoing treatment for leukemia for nearly 10 months in Japan, has died after his condition suddenly deteriorated.
Abbas A-Ali Al-Malky, who is believed to have contracted leukaemia from depleted uranium used in the Iraq war, died shortly after being taken to hospital, said Mariko Ono, representative of the Nagoya group Save the Iraqi Children. The boy developed a fever the night before his death.
Save the Iraqi Children had sponsored his stay and treatment in Japan.
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