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US student sent home from N Korea dies

Tuesday - 20/06/2017 03:46
Otto Warmbier, US student held in North Korea, has died after returning home in a coma, family says
REUTERS / Otto Warmbier's parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son
REUTERS / Otto Warmbier's parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son


Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year.

North Korea said botulism and a sleeping pill led to the coma, but US doctors have questioned this account.

Mr Wambier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.


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