Rabat - Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who was among people injured during the Ouagadougou terrorist attack this past Friday night, died, diplomatic sources in Burkina Faso told Morocco World News.
Rabat – Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who was among people injured during the Ouagadougou terrorist attack this past Friday night, died, diplomatic sources in Burkina Faso told Morocco World News.
Contacted by Morocco World News, a Moroccan diplomat based in Ouagadougou confirmed the sad news, adding that Morocco’s embassy in Ouagadougou had been following the case since the beginning.
“Leila suffered several heart attacks on Monday evening, which prevented her transfer to France. She was declared dead at 9.30 local time,” the political, economic and media counselor of the Moroccan embassy in Ouagadougou told Morocco World News.
Leila Alaoui was seriously injured in the attack that targeted on Friday night Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital.
The Moroccan photographer, who was having dinner at Cappuccino restaurant when the assault started, was among those evacuated by the Burkinabe security forces from the hotel. Leila was hit by the bullets of terrorists in the lung, abdomen, arm, leg and kidney.
On Monday Leila’s mother, Christine, vented her anger at French authorities for their lack of diligence in repatriating her daughter to France to receive the necessary care.
She praised the assistance provided to Leila by the Moroccan embassy in Ouagadougou, pointing out that Morocco’s ambassador regularly came to her bedside while Leila came to Burkina Faso as a French citizen.”