Visiting French scientist dies of gunshot wounds in Mexico

Other News Materials 1 February 2009 03:10 (UTC +04:00)

A French scientist injured earlier this week by armed robbers in Mexico City died Saturday of his wounds, the French embassy in the capital city said, dpa reported.

Christopher Augur had been working for three months on a biotechnology project at the Independent Metropolitan University in Mexico City.

He was shot in the head Tuesday after robbers followed him and his driver from a bank, where he had exchanged about 6,500 dollars near the airport.