One of five wounded people transported to the Greek island of Crete last Saturday by a Qatari military helicopter carrying evacuees from Libya succumbed to his extensive wounds in Chania university hospital at dawn Wednesday.

Hospital chief Haralambos Doulgerakis said the critically injured 28-year-old man suffered multiple organ failure and septicaemia, and succumbed to his injuries.

One other critically injured patient from the five evacuees, all Qatari nationals, is also in extremely critical condition, and will be transported to Athens. The three other patients were transported to an Athens hospital on Tuesday.

All expenses have been undertaken by the Qatari embassy in Athens.