New York [USA], Nov 1: Five Argentinians and one Belgian were among the eight killed in a truck-terror attack near the World Trade Memorial in New York today.
According to NYK media reports, Argentina's foreign ministry, in an official statement, affirmed the news and condemned the attack.
The statement by the Argentinan foreign ministry further said that the five dead men were part of a group of school friends who visited to New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduation.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri tweeted , saying, "Profoundly moved by the tragic deaths this afternoon in NY. We place ourselves at the disposition of the families of the Argentinian victims."
Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Didier Reynders confirmed the death of one Belgian national and also tweeted, "I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in #Manhattan - I express my condolences to the family and friends."
According to local reporters of Belgium, Reynders said that the Belgian citizen killed in the terror attack was from Roulers in western Flanders, who visited with her sister and her mother in New York.