German woman dies, bringing death toll from Spain attacks to 16
24 still in hospital, 5 in critical condition as large demonstration condemns the violence
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, according to the regional health department.
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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. Authorities say 24 remain hospitalized, five in critical condition.
'I am not afraid'
Some 500,000 people marched Saturday in Barcelona to condemn the attacks.
Peace marchers flooded the heart of Barcelona shouting, "I'm not afraid" — a public rejection of violence following the extremist attacks, Spain's deadliest in more than a decade.
Emergency workers, taxis drivers, police and ordinary citizens who helped immediately after the tattack on Las Ramblas led the march. They carried a street-wide banner with black capital letters reading "No Tinc Por," which means "I'm not afraid" in Catalan.
The phrase has grown from a spontaneous civic answer to violence into a slogan that Spain's entire political class has embraced.