Have hostages perished from gas that was used by units of special forces? PAP 26/20/2002 PAP is official Polish Press Agency The Ekho Moskvy radion station announced on Suturday in the afternoon, that the majority of dead casualties among the hostages were't not killed by terrorists, but have choked on their own vomit as the consequence of using poisonous gas by special forces. The radio station cites Valery Tsikayev, the producent of music show Nord-Ost, who said that he was himself in the concert hall and saw some dead bodies there. All doctors confirmed, asked by the radio station confirm taht the hostages passed away as the result of gas poisoning and not from bullet wounds. The Russian Interior Ministry flatly denies this information.