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December 08, 2006

Now Lugovoy Is Poisoned By Polonium, Too

Of the three men that met at the Milennium Hotel Bar, one is dead from Polonium, and two are sick with radiation poisoning. Prof. Scaramella was contaminated, too, but maybe just by exposure to Litvinenko.

A second Russian businessman who met murdered ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko on the day he fell ill is now sick from radiation poisoning, local media quoted medical sources as saying on Friday.

Andrei Lugovoy has damage to vital organs consistent with exposure to dangerous levels of radiation, Interfax news agency reported, the same condition that killed Kremlin critic Litvinenko in London on November 23.

Lugovoy's business partner Dmitry Kovtun is also in hospital and Mario Scaramella, an Italian contact of Litvinenko, has undergone treatment in London for the effects of contamination.

There have been contradictory reports about Kovtun. Some said he was in critical condition but a lawyer who was in touch with his representatives told Reuters those reports were wrong.

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