Ex-spy case: Radiation on BA jets

Police probing the death of a Russian former spy have found radiation on BA planes.

    Before dying of radiation poisoning, Litvinenko accused Russian agents of killing him
    Aircraft investigated
     
    Two of the planes are at London's Heathrow Airport and the third is in Moscow and has not been checked yet, the airline said.
     

    "This is to assess if there is any risk to public health"

    British interior ministry

    Send us your views

    BA said it has been advised that the risk to public health was low.
     
    But it said it was contacting customers who had flown on the planes, which operate within Europe.
     
    In a separate statement, the Britain's interior ministry said that investigators have "started tests on two aircraft at Heathrow Airport [in London] and are making arrangements for a third plane to be tested."
     
    "This is to assess if there is any risk to public health," it said.
     
    Litvinenko, a former Russian spy, died last Thursday of radiation poisoning.
     
    Significant amounts of radioactive Polonium 210 were found in his body.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera + agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.