U.K. woman dies after exposure to Novichok, the same nerve agent used in Skripal attack  

A U.K. woman has died after being exposed to the same nerve agent used against a former Russian spy and his daughter, British police said Sunday.

From NBC News:

London’s Metropolitan Police said detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, at a hospital Sunday evening local time.

“This is shocking and tragic news. Dawn leaves behind her family, including three children, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely difficult time,” Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of the U.K. counter terrorism policing, said in the statement.

A man previously identified as Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent, remains critically ill in a hospital, police said in the statement.

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