Death Toll Rises in Barcelona Attacks

51-year-old German woman has died of injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 27, 2017 7:01 AM CDT
Death Toll Rises in Barcelona Attacks
Spain's King Felipe, center, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, third left and Catalonia regional President Carles Puigdemont, fourth from right, and other politicians take part in a demonstration condemning the attacks that killed 15 people last week in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.   (Francisco Seco)

Health authorities in Catalonia say a 51-year-old German woman has died from injuries suffered in the Aug. 17 attack in Barcelona, raising the death toll in attacks there and the nearby coastal town of Cambrils to 16. The woman died Sunday in the intensive care unit of Barcelona's Hospital del Mar, reports the AP, citing the regional health department. Authorities say 24 people remain hospitalized, five in critical condition.

With that, authorities are raising to 14 the death toll in the van attack in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas boulevard. Another man was stabbed to death in a carjacking as the van driver made his getaway, and a woman died in an Aug. 18 attack in Cambrils. More than 120 people were wounded. Some 500,000 people marched Saturday in Barcelona to condemn the attacks. Spanish King Felipe was booed when he took part, notes the BBC. (Read more Barcelona stories.)

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