Barcelona - French international Lucas Digne helped the
injured in the aftermath of last week's van attack in Barcelona that killed 13
people and injured over 100 others, Spanish media reported on Monday.
The 24-year-old Barcelona defender, who lives near the
central Las Ramblas boulevard where the attack took place, raced to the scene
with napkins and water, daily newspaper El Pais reported.
"Digne helped the injured, applied tourniquets to arms
and legs and cooperated with first aid until ambulances arrived and police
requested, as a precaution, that Las Ramblas be evacuated," the newspaper
Tourniquets are used to apply pressure to stop bleeding.
Makeshift versions can be fashioned out of napkins, shirts or shoelaces.
"The Frenchman does not want to talk about it. He does
not consider himself to be a hero for applying tourniquets to treat injured
arms and legs," sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported.
A white van ploughed through crowds on Thursday for more
than 500 metres on Las Ramblas, leaving bodies strewn along the boulevard as
others fled for their lives.
Police on Monday shot dead the suspected driver of the van,
22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, at a village about 60 kilometres west of
Digne joined Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016
on a five-year contract.