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[Newsmaker] Korean woman, in Barcelona on official trip, dies after robbery attempt

By Park Han-na
  • Published : Jun 28, 2019 - 12:01
  • Updated : Jun 28, 2019 - 17:08

A South Korean woman who was part of a government delegation to Spain died Thursday at a Barcelona hospital after being treated for head injuries she suffered during an attempted robbery there, according to news reports.

The deceased woman, who served on a government advisory committee, was injured Sunday night while trying to avoid a motorcyclist who attempted to steal her purse. 


(Yonhap)

“As a result of the robbery, the victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital where she died this afternoon,” police in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region said in a statement.

Police said they were investigating and looking for the would-be thief.

On Wednesday, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident and said the Consulate-General of Korea in Barcelona had dispatched a consul to the hospital and informed the victim’s family.

By Park Han-na (hnpark@heraldcorp.com)