Five Argentinian friends on school reunion among eight killed in New York attack

Five friends from Argentina who had traveled to the US for a school reunion party were among the eight people killed in New York attack on Tuesday afternoon.The eight people were killed and 11 including two children were injured after a truck was driven into a cycleway in lower Manhattan, close to the site of the 9/11 memorial, on Tuesday afternoonThe suspect, named as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national was shot in the abdomen by police after he exited the truck.The friends who traveled to New York were part of a larger group celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from high school.The Argentinian foreign ministry named them as Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi, all in their late 40s.A sixth friend, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured in the attack.Belgium’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders also confirmed the death of a woman.She “was a woman from Roulers in western Flanders who was on a city trip with her sister and her mother”, but she has not yet been named.

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