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Writers Poison Umbrella Stabbing



Writers Poison Umbrella Stabbing

Bulgarian writer stabbed by poison umbrella here in 1978.

Location: Waterloo Bridge, London

Description: On the 11th September 1978 writer and broadcaster Georgi Markov died of blood poisoning, four days after he said he was stabbed with an umbrella at a London bus stop here.

Mr Markov, who defected to the West in 1969, said he had felt a stinging pain in his leg while waiting for a bus on Waterloo Bridge, and turned to see an unidentified man picking up an umbrella.

But his publisher, David Farrer, said Mr Markov was a highly political animal who knew he was a possible target for assassination.


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Writers Poison Umbrella Stabbing

Bulgarian writer stabbed by poison umbrella here in 1978.


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