Spanish Yemen bomb victim dies from wounds
16 July 2007, SANA'A - Spaniard Maria Asuncion Vitorica, seriously wounded in a suicide bombing earlier this month in Yemen, died Saturday at a hospital in Yemen.
16 July 2007
SANA'A - Spaniard Maria Asuncion Vitorica, seriously wounded in a suicide bombing earlier this month in Yemen, died Saturday at a hospital in Yemen.
Dr. Nabil Al Yuri, head of the intensive care unit at the Al Zaura hospital, said the woman died early Saturday, 12 days after arriving at the facility in serious condition.
"In the final moments, her body's vital organs, especially her heart, were not functioning well," said Al Yuri.
Vitorica was rushed to the hospital following the July 2 attack along with five other wounded Spaniards and, due to the seriousness of her injuries, was the only one of this group to not be repatriated to Spain.
She had undergone surgery on two occasions, but doctors last Saturday ruled out performing any further operations on the patient, who had been permanently connected to an artificial breathing device.
Her death brings to eight the number of Spanish tourists killed in the attack near the Queen of Sheba temple in Marib, some 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of Sana'a. Two Yemenis also perished in the bombing, which authorities in that nation blame on Al Qaeda.
Yemen's government said last week that its security forces killed an Egyptian man identified as one of intellectual authors of the attack. EFE
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news