34 nationalities among those killed and wounded in Spain attacks

A person is helped by Spanish policemen and two men after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on Aug 17, 2017.
A person is helped by Spanish policemen and two men after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on Aug 17, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - The vehicle attacks that killed 14 and wounded over 100 more in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and another Spanish seaside resort affected people of at least 34 different nationalities.

The dead and injured came from countries as varied as France, Venezuela, Australia, Ireland, Peru, Algeria and China.

DEAD

Belgium: A woman from the eastern Belgian town of Tongres, visiting Barcelona with her family, was killed, the Belgian foreign minister said.

Italy: Rome said two Italians were killed in Barcelona.

One was named by computer company Tom's Hardware as its employee Bruno Gulotta, who worked in sales and marketing.

The 35-year-old had been on holiday in Barcelona with his wife and their two young children, the company announced, saying they were in mourning for their "friend and colleague".

Italian media reported that Gulotta had been holding five-year-old son Alessandro's hand just before he was hit by the van. His wife Martina had one-year-old daughter Aria in a baby carrier and managed to pull her son out of the way too.

Portugal: A 74-year-old Portuguese woman was among the dead, according to the government.

WOUNDED

France: France appears to have the most injured in the attack. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave a total of 26 wounded, including 11 seriously, while Interior Minister Gerard Collomb later said as many as 17 were gravely hurt.

Germany: Foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said 13 Germans were injured in the Barcelona attack, some of them "fighting for their lives".

He said he could also not rule out that there may be Germans among the dead.

Ireland: A family of four Irish citizens needed hospital treatment after the attack, Dublin said. The parents were originally from the Philippines, and Manila said its honorary consul in Barcelona had been to check on them.

Britain: British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised address that "a number of British nationals were caught up in the attack," but provided no other details on the number of wounded.

She also mentioned that the authorities "are urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual national".

Netherlands: Three Dutch people were wounded, all of whom are out of danger, the government said.

Belgium: There are two Belgians among the wounded, one in a serious condition, according to Foreign Minister Didier Reynders.

Romania: Three wounded - two men aged 33 and 42 who are in a stable condition in hospital and another who suffered only minor injuries.

Australia: Three wounded, according to the Australian government.

Greece: Two children wounded along with their mother, who has German nationality. The father was unhurt but is in shock, Greek officials said.

Rest of Europe: One person each from Hungary, Macedonia, Austria and Turkey was wounded.

Asia: Two Taiwanese were wounded as well as one person from Hong Kong.