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Emilio Morenatti AP/PA Images A police officer holding flowers following the anti-terror march in Barcelona yesterday.
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Death toll from last week's terror attacks in Spain rises to 16
A 51-year-old German woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

THE NUMBER OF people killed in twin vehicle attacks in Spain last week rose to 16 today, local authorities in Barcelona said.

“This morning a 51-year-old German woman died after being treated in a critical condition in hospital,” said a statement from the region’s civil defence.

The attacks on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona and in the seaside resort of Cambrils left around 120 wounded.

The woman who died today was hurt when a man ploughed a van through crowds of tourists on Spain’s most famous street on 17 August – an attack that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Hours later, a car sped into Cambrils some 120 kilometres south, hitting people before crashing into a police vehicle.

The five occupants of the Audi A3 jumped out and went on a stabbing spree, killing a woman, before they were shot dead by police.

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of the Catalan city as part of an anti-terror march.

People who tended the victims of the attack were given pride of place at the front of the procession behind a large white- and-black banner that read “No tinc por” – Catalan for “I’m not afraid”.

They included uniformed police officers, doctors in their white coats, firefighters wearing their helmets and residents and shop owners who rushed to help after a van struck people on the Las Ramblas avenue, as well as taxi drivers who transported people for free.

King Felipe VI marched along Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and representatives of all of Spain’s major political parties behind the first ranks.

© AFP 2017

Read: Another arrest after sword attack at Buckingham Palace

Read: Pictures: Thousands take to Barcelona streets with message of ‘we are not afraid’ after terror attack

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