July 9, 2018 / 10:46 AM / 4 months ago

Britain's emergency committee to meet after woman dies from nerve agent poisoning

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s interior minister will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee on Monday after a woman died from being poisoned by the same nerve agent used to target a former Russian spy, a spokesman for the prime minister said.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after she was exposed to Novichok in western England, just a few miles from where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked with the same poison four months ago.

Reporting By Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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