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New York - Foreign Ministers: 5 Argentines, 1 Belgian Dead In Bike Path Attack

Published on: October 31, 2017 10:42 PM
By: AP
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 Emergency personnel remove a victim's body after an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. EPA Emergency personnel remove a victim's body after an incident were a man reportedly drove a pick up truck along a bike lane in downtown New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2017. EPA

New York - Argentina’s Foreign Ministry says five of the nation’s citizens were among the eight people killed in the truck attack on a New York City bike path.

And the deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister of Belgium says in a tweet one of the dead was Belgian.

Belgians and Argentines also are among the 11 wounded in Tuesday’s attack.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry says the Argentine victims were in a group of friends who traveled to New York from Rosario. It says they were celebrating the 30th anniversary of graduating from Polytechnic College of Rosario.

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The ministry says it stands “with the families in this terrible moment of deep pain, which is shared by all Argentines.”

Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie says he’s “shocked by the events in New York.”

Police say they shot and wounded the attacker and took him into custody.



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 Oct 31, 2017 at 11:28 PM grandbear Says:

I keep telling people that israel is safer than new york.

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 Nov 01, 2017 at 12:25 AM Anonymous Says:

BDE Ariel Erlij of Rosario, Argentina

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