Vigil held in Argentina to remember 5 killed

Marsha Scott
November 3, 2017

Belgian mother-of-two Ann-Laure Decadt was visiting New York City by herself and was surprised by the truck as it approached her from behind.

Argentine government officials identified their victims as Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi. For his part, Martin Ludovico Marro has been admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan recovering from his injuries and is out of danger according to a medial official. They were all from Rosario, Argentina, a port city along the Parana River that is about 300 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.

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.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri says that the New York City bike path attack "has hit hard all Argentines" and that "there is no place for gray areas" in the fight against terrorism. The deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister of Belgium said in a tweet that one of the dead was Belgian. Her mother and sisters were not hurt. Cleves was a software engineer who lived in a West Village apartment within biking distance of the Hudson, according to a friend who spoke with multiple news media outlets.

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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.

The authorities confirmed that the 29-year-old attacker, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to a hospital. It is believed at least three are in critical condition, including one of the students on injured on the bus.

"Yesterday there was an act of terror in close proximity to several schools in lower Manhattan". Her husband said she was a fantastic wife and lovely mom. Now the names of the victims we lost in the tragic incident have been released, with their friends and family members speaking out to remember them. "Ongoing guidance and trauma counselors will be provided across schools to those in need".

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