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Metro workers mark 21st anniversary of sarin gas attack in Tokyo

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Tokyo metro workers commemorated today the 21st anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo cult`s deadly sarin nerve gas attack that killed 13 people and injured over 6,000 others in the capital.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid flowers at the station.

“We should never let the incident be forgotten. We will do our utmost to prevent terrorism,” he told reporters.

Tokyo Metro Co. employees observed a minute of silence at Kasumigaseki Station and some relatives of victims laid flowers there to mourn those who fell in the terrorist attack on March 20, 1995.

“We shouldn`t forget the actions of those before us who acted to save people`s lives. We intend to continue doing our job to protect the safety of passengers,” area manager Mitsuaki Ota said.

Vugar Aghayev

Special correspondent

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