US STRATEGIC bombers made another show of force to North Korea yesterday a day after recently freed US tourist Otto Warmbier died in hospital after being flown home.
Two bombers flew over South Korea yesterday in a now-ritual display to the north.
In the US city of Cincinnati, where Mr Warmbier died on Monday after reportedly spending more than a year in a coma in North Korea, Hamilton County coroner Dr Lakshmi Sammaraco’s office said that he had “accepted the case.”
Mr Warmbier’s parents blamed “awful, torturous mistreatment” by North Korea, which President Donald Trump condemned as a “brutal regime.”
Chinese firm Young Pioneer Tours, which had organised Mr Warmbier’s trip, said yesterday that it would no longer take US citizens to North Korea.
Pyongyang blames botulism for Mr Warmbier’s death, but US doctors say there was no sign of the disease and reported a “severe neurological injury” and loss of brain tissue.
As the North did not reveal he was in a coma until a week before his release, some have questioned whether he actually fell ill immediately after the trial.