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Wednesday, November 1

Most dead in Manhattan terror attack were foreign tourists

A German tourist and three Belgians in addition to the deceased were also injured in the attack.

Tourists from Argentina, Belgium among dead in Manhattan terrorist truck attack
BY NICOLE HENSLEY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2:20 AM


[see Daily News website for photographs of the Argentine friends who were killed]

Five of those [eight] killed after a terrorist plowed a truck through a Manhattan bike path were Argentine high school pals celebrating three decades of friendship.

The Argentine government identified the slain victims as Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi.

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A sixth Argentine with the group, Martin Marro, suffered critical injuries to his neck during the attack and is recovering at a lower Manhattan hospital, according to consulate and police sources.

The South American pals knew each other from a Rosario grade school about 200 miles northwest of Bueno Aires, according to Argentina’s Foreign Ministry.

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Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders said one person from the European nation had died and three more were hurt in the attack.

The attack claimed eight victims, with about a dozen more injured.

The suspect ended his rampage after ramming a school bus.

The crash sent the driver and at least one special needs student to a nearby hospital, according to police sources. Both have since been released from Bellevue Hospital.

Sources said four teens and a German tourist were also among the injured. 


Additional reporting ROCVO PARASCANDOLA, DALE W. EISINGER

[END REPORT]

See also my original post with updates yesterday night for details on the terror attack.   

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