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Westminster terror attack: 75-year-old succumbs to injuries, death toll rises to five

Scotland Yard said life support to the unidentified man was withdrawn, and added that five remained in a critical condition in London hospitals.

world Updated: Mar 24, 2017 19:25 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
A police officer lays flowers at Whitehall around a photograph of police officer Keith Palmer who was killed in the terror attack in Westminster near the Houses of the Parliament.
A police officer lays flowers at Whitehall around a photograph of police officer Keith Palmer who was killed in the terror attack in Westminster near the Houses of the Parliament.(AFP Photo)

The death toll in Wednesday’s terror attack rose to five – including attacker Khalid Masood – after a 75-year-old man who was critically injured succumbed to his injuries in the hospital on Thursday evening.

Scotland Yard said life support to the unidentified man was withdrawn, and added that five remained in a critical condition in London hospitals, while one person had life-threatening injuries.

The other four dead in the attack have been identified as: Khalid Masood; police officer Keith Palmer; Kurt Cochran, 52, from Utah in US, and teacher Aysha Frade.

Scotland Yard said detectives were continuing to search a number of addresses linked to the attack -- three in Birmingham and one in east London. Searches were also conducted in Carmarthenshire, Brighton and south east London.

Eight people arrested from six locations included three women and five men on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

The police said, “After the fatal shooting of Khalid Masood by a police firearms officer, as is required, a referral was made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command into the terrorist attack on Wednesday continues to develop at a fast pace and involves hundreds of detectives”.