Barcelona attack: death toll rises to 16

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Barcelona attack: death toll rises to 16

A German woman has died of her injuries sustained during the terror attack in Barcelona 10 days ago.

The 51-year-old was left in a critical condition after a van was driven into crowds in the famous Las Ramblas boulevard.

It brings the death toll from this month’s twin assaults in Spain to 16.

14 people died in Barcelona, two others died during the drivers getaway and in a separate car and knife attack in the Catalan coastal resort of Cambrils.

24 people remain in hospitals in Barcelona and in Cambrils – 5 are in a critical condition.

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona in a show of unity.

Holding placards and banners which read “I am not afraid”, the march was led by emergency workers, shopkeepers and residents of the city’s Las Ramblas boulevard.

Members of Spain’s Islamic community marched alongside King Felipe and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

A cell of 12 jihadists has been blamed for the attacks. Eight are dead, while four have appeared in court in Madrid.