U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens was brought to a hospital in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, after last night's protests. He was treated for severe asphyxiation, but the doctors could not revive him.
The doctor treating Mr. Stevens reported
having performed a 90-minute resuscitation procedure, with no avail. The ambassador had inhaled a lot of smoke which caused stomach bleeding, but displayed no other injuries.
The 52-year-old ambassador was brought to the Benghazi Medical Center in Tripoli late last night. Libyan officials carried him in, and brought him alone. The staff at the facility didn't recognize him at first.
Three American security guards were also killed in the attack to the U.S. consulate. The protests started from the publication of an anti-Islam film made in the U.S on several websites, dubbed in Arabic.
After storming the Libyan consulate, protesters threw rocket-propelled grenades at the ambassadors' car while he was being relocated to a presumably safer location.
Read more about the Libyan protests and the spark that lit the fuse here