Spain attack: What do we know about the victims?

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Tributes appeared at the scene, beside a sign reading: "Catalunya, place of peace"

Sixteen people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of attacks across Spain's Catalonia region.

Fourteen people, including two children, were killed when a vehicle drove through crowds in Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas district on Thursday. The area's popularity with tourists means the victims came from many different countries.

Soon afterwards a Spanish man was found stabbed to death inside a car thought to have been hijacked by the Ramblas van attacker.

Hours later a woman was killed by the attackers who ploughed a car into tourists in the resort town of Cambrils, further down the coast.

More than 100 other people from 34 different countries were injured in the attacks and, as of 27 August, 24 people were still receiving treatment in hospital, five of them in a critical condition.

Argentina's foreign ministry said two of its citizens had died:

  • 40-year-old Silvina Alejandra Pereyra died in the Barcelona attack. She held dual Argentine-Spanish citizenship and had lived in Barcelona for several years
  • Carmen Lopardo, aged 80, was born in Italy but emigrated to Argentina as a young woman. She was in Barcelona on holiday

A woman from Belgium was among the first to be confirmed dead. Elke Vanbockrijck, 44, was a postal worker from the town of Tongeren who was on holiday with her husband and two sons.

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Ian Moore Wilson was named as the Canadian victim

One Canadian was killed, named as Ian Moore Wilson. His wife Valerie was also injured, according to their daughter, Vancouver Police Staff Sergeant Fiona Wilson. She described her father as "always game for a lively debate, a good book, exploring new places, and a proper-sized pint".

A German woman, 51, died in hospital on 27 August

Two Italians were killed, in addition to dual Argentine citizen Carmen Lopardo:

  • Bruno Gulotta, the father of two young children, was holding his son's hand - his wife managed to pull the boy, aged five, to safety at the last moment, Italian media said
  • The second Italian victim was named by Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni as 25-year-old Luca Russo. He was in Barcelona with his girlfriend, who was injured in the attack

"Italy will remember Bruno Gulotta and Luca Russo and expresses its solidarity with their families," the prime minister said in a tweet (in Italian). "Freedom will triumph over barbarism and terrorism."

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Bruno Gulotta was one of the first victims to be named

Portugal has confirmed the deaths of two citizens. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said a 74-year-old woman from Lisbon died during the attack, and Portuguese media say her 20-year-old granddaughter, a resident of London, had also died.

Six Spanish victims have been confirmed, among them:

  • Francisco López Rodríguez, 57, was the first Spanish victim identified. His three-year-old grand-nephew also died and his wife was seriously injured
  • 75-year-old Pepita Codina also died in the attack, according to the mayor of Hipolit de Voltrega
  • The sole victim of the attack of the town in Cambrils was named as 61-year-old Ana María Suárez from Zaragoza, north-east Spain. Her sister and husband were seriously injured.
  • Pau Pérez, 34, from Vilafranca, was found stabbed to death in the passenger seat of a vehicle believed to have been carjacked by the suspect on Thursday evening

United States citizen Jared Tucker, a 43-year-old on honeymoon with his wife, Heidi, was also killed. Mr Tucker leaves behind three teenage daughters.

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The US couple took this photo in Barcelona about an hour before the attack

Seven-year-old Julian Alessandro Cadman, an Australian with dual British citizenship, was confirmed killed several days after the attack took place. He was initially reported missing after he was separated from his mother, who was seriously injured in the attack.

His grandfather, Tony Cadman, made a public appeal after Julian went missing, urging people to share his photograph on social media.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offered his sympathies to Julian's family and said: "His death is a tragedy."

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Julian Cadman, aged seven, was separated from his mother in the attack

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