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Aum Shinrikyo’s former chief doctor, Ikuo Hayashi, weeped bitterly Wednesday at the Tokyo District Court as he testified on the 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.

“The two (subway station employees) died because they bravely picked up the plastic bags (of sarin) in an attempt to restart subway operations,” Hayashi said. “And I, as a doctor, was supposed to help (save) people’s lives, but …” he broke off.

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