This article shows a new perspective on the destruction at Pompeii. A lead scientist in a recent study revealed that “There was no time to suffocate”. The postures of the corpses found of people covering their faces and cowering with family members, could show that they were killed by extreme heat rather than slowly choking to death on the falling ash.
This article presents another idea that the people may have been killed by falling objects "The scans also support a theory that many of those who were killed after the eruption died from head injuries—caused by falling rock or collapsing infrastructure—and not from suffocation."
This article shows proves that Pompeii's citizens were killed by falling ash and uses evidence such as "casts such as the muleteer seem to be trying to cover their mouths and noses as if to protect themselves from the contents of the air around them."
This article proves that no one could have survived long enough to suffocate on the falling ash. "Contrary to what was thought up until now, the victims didn't suffer a prolonged agony from suffocation, but rather died instantaneously from the exposure to high temperatures. Our findings reveal that neither asphyxia nor impact force, but heat, caused the deaths".