Alexandra "Sasha" Lityago

 

 

Age: 13

 

Summary: Kazakhstani schoolgirl and honors student at High School No. 38 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan who had been reportedly hospitalized in grave condition but never regained consciousness from severe gas poisoning due to adverse reaction by an unknown chemical agent she received in a botched rescue operation during a three-day hostage-taking raid involving Islamist militant separatist movement and Russian military forces after she became among one of more than approximately 800 hostages attending a popular musical at a Moscow theatre when armed Chechen rebels stormed the theatre earlier in October 2002.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a toxic gas poisoning

 

Born: July 16, 1989

 

Died: October 27, 2002

 

Location: Moscow, Russia