Belgian killed in NY truck attack: minister

Posted November 03, 2017

According to media reports, Argentina's foreign ministry, in an official statement, confirmed the news and condemned the attack.

A Belgian town is mourning a victim of the New York City bike path attack.

According to the Washington Post, a sixth member of the group, Martin Ludovico Marro, was also struck and is now in the hospital in stable condition.

Ten Argentinian schoolmates came to NY to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. As of Tuesday night, he was recovering at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Estreme says "we would like that they return all together to Rosario", the city where all the victims graduated from high school together.

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The Post also reported that Argentina's President, Mauricio Macri, made a statement about the incomprehensible occurrence, saying, "They were five young entrepreneurs, model citizens in Rosario society".

The Argentine government expressed "its honest condolences" and added that the Consulate General in New York City continues working in "permanent contact" with the police authorities and the hospital where Marro was admitted, as well as with their relatives in Argentina.

"I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan - I express my condolences to the family and friends", she wrote. She was on a trip with her two sisters and mother, according to Het Laatste Nieuws. Among the wounded were three additional Belgian nationals and a sixth Argentine.

U.S. officials said eleven people were also seriously hurt in the first deadly attack on the city since the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda hijackings.

Police said the suspect in the case, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the abdomen by a police officer after the truck collided with a school bus. "We are grateful to the first responders and school staff who work tirelessly to help keep our schools and communities safe. This loss is unbearable and hard to understand", her husband, Alexander Naessens, said in an interview with local Belgium news media. "Ongoing guidance and trauma counselors will be provided across schools to those in need".

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