Woman exposed to Russian nerve agent in England has died

There has been more fallout from the alleged Russian poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.

A U.K. woman, Dawn Sturgess, died on Sunday after authorities say she touched a container contaminated with the same deadly substance used against the former spy.

Taking Out a Spy

According to reports, a military-grade nerve agent, Novichok, was used against Skripal in March.

Both Skripal and his daughter eventually recovered from the attack and were released from the hospital weeks later.

Sturgess, however, was not so lucky.

The contaminated item was apparently still in public and had not been recovered by authorities.

This is how Sturgess and her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley, apparently came into contact with the nerve gas.

Both Sturgess and Rowley were admitted to the hospital on June 30Rowley is reportedly still in critical condition.

Authorities continue to scour over surveillance footage of the area hoping to find a clue as to how the couple were poisoned.

John Glen, the Conservative Party legislator, stated, “We need to establish quickly what they came into contact with and where.”

“The sentiment in the city is frustration, we want to get back to normal,” he added.

How It All Got Started

The initial attack stems from a believed Russian attempt against Skripal.

He was a Russian military officer who was turned by the British.

Skripal had served as a double agent against the Russians for more than a decade.

He was arrested in 2004.

In August 2006, he was convicted of high treason.

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Skripal was sent to the UK in 2010 during the Illegal Program spy swap.

The Russians, of course, have denied any involvement in the poisoning.

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