Dutch backpacker awakes from coma

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21 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Dutch backpacker who was being kept in an artificial coma in an Australian hospital after being shot has woken up. He is no longer in danger for his life, Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported today.

21 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Dutch backpacker who was being kept in an artificial coma in an Australian hospital after being shot has woken up. He is no longer in danger for his life, Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported today.

His family has visited him in hospital, Dutch consul Hans Nieuwland told the newspaper.

The 25-year-old Dutchman was shot in the commercial district of Melbourne on Monday. A 43-year-old man was killed and a 24-year-old former model was seriously injured in the incident. The suspected perpetrator, a member of the Hell's Angels, turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

The Dutchman and the 43-year-old Australian were shot when they came to the aid of the former model. The woman was dragged from a taxi by her hair, Australian media reported.

The 31-year-old suspect turned himself in to police on Wednesday after talking to a lawyer. He will appear before a judge today. He is being charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, hostage taking and causing grievous bodily harm.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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