China says North Korea deserter who reportedly killed four dies from injuries

January 8, 2015 12:46 AM

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A North Korean army deserter who crossed the border and reportedly killed four Chinese people in a robbery last month has died from injuries suffered during his capture, the Chinese foreign ministry said late on Wednesday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a brief statement posted on the ministry's website that Chinese police immediately arrested the suspect after the incident but that the soldier had subsequently died from the wounds.

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