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Fifth Strasbourg attack victim dies

Fifth Strasbourg attack victim dies

People cry as they light candles in tribute to the victims of the shooting in Strasbourg, France. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

STRASBOURG, France: A fifth victim wounded during an attack at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg died on Sunday (Dec 16), authorities and relatives said.

The prosecutor's office confirmed on Sunday that a Polish national had died after being injured by Cherif Chekatt in Tuesday's rampage.

"My brother Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski has just passed away. He thanks you for the love and strength you have given him," the brother of the 36-year-old victim from the Polish city of Katowice wrote on Facebook.

Chekatt, 29, attacked Christmas market shoppers armed with a gun and a knife, before being killed by police two days later.

READ: Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police

Orent-Niedzielski and his Italian friend Antonio Megalizzi had tried to stop Chekatt from entering a bar during Tuesday's assault, a close friend told AFP.

Megalizzi, 28, died from his injuries on Friday.

Nicknamed "Bartek", Orent-Niedzielski had lived in Strasbourg for 20 years, according to his friend.

Eleven people were also injured in the bloodbath, with several still in a critical condition.

Source: AFP/de

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