American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

Injured are helped after a white van jumped the sidewalk in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Tillerson confirmed a second American had suffered minor injuries as well.

"We just got the text - Jared's body was identified at the morgue by his wife", his father, Daniel Tucker, told the Daily News of NY.

Jared had just headed to a restaurant to use the restroom, and moments later, as chaos unfolded, his wife, Heidi Nunes sought shelter in a kiosk, Dan Tucker said.

Nunes-Tucker felt a sense of hope when she saw a photo of her husband after the attack appearing to receive helped by someone.

'It's hard not to be angry, ' Heidi said in the NBC interview. "It's the first time he has even been in Europe".

"It's a big loss here for us", she said.

"My dad's passing leaves an huge void in our tight-knit family. He was desperately loved by us all and will be dearly missed".

Canadian Ian Moore Wilson has been confirmed as among those killed, according to his daughter Fiona, a staff sergeant at Vancouver Police Department.

One of his Gulotta's work colleagues, Pino Bruno, told the Italian news agency ANSA that he saved the life of his two young children - Alessandro, 6, and Aria, 7 months - by throwing himself between them and the van that mowed people down.

"Everyone knelt down, instinctively, as if to protect themselves", Bruno said, adding that Gulotta put himself in front of his children and was fatally struck.

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The rampage through one of Spain's most popular tourist areas was the latest of a string of attacks across Europe in the past 13 months in which militants have used vehicles as weapons - a crude but deadly tactic that is near-impossible to prevent and has now killed almost 130 people in France, Germany, Britain, Sweden and Spain.

His mother, a 43-year-old from the Philippines who had been living in Australia, was hospitalized.

On Friday, Italy's Foreign Ministry had not confirmed the number of Italian casualties in Barcelona, however foreign minister Angelino Alfano said he was "working to assist Italians in Barcelona".

Pepita Codina, 75, from the Spanish town of Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà was named as one of the thirteen victims.

Local media reported that Codina's daughter, Elisabet, was injured in the attack, but is now out of danger at Hospital del Marin Barcelona.

'I'm 40, ' she said with a chuckle.

The 44-year-old Belgium national was on holiday in Barcelona with her husband and their two sons, aged 11 and 14, the Guardian reported.

The first attack began shortly after 5pm local time (4pm BST), when a white Fiat van sped through Las Ramblas, a busy street in Barcelona.

A determined Luca Russo, 25, already had a job in electronic engineering, no easy feat in Italy, where youth unemployment runs stubbornly high.

The two had worked together in construction since he was 16 years old. "He made an impression on us for his rationality and determination".

Ms Wilson said her father was married to his wife Valerie for 53 years. He described her as very committed. He said the team would hold a minute of silence before every match and training session this weekend. Please share, especially if you have family or friends in Barcelona.

In a post on Facebook, the club passed on their condolences to her family, and described her as a caring mother. She was often at the club, and was committed to our club. However, that optimism shattered when she went to a police station and cops revealed Tucker had died in the attack. Elke will be missed. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that his wife was seriously injured in the attack, her niece and a related three-year-old child are also reported to have died.

'She confirmed it was him and now she's on the way over to the morgue to make a real confirmation, ' he explained further.

Ana Maria Suarez was the sole fatality in the attack in the seaside resort of Cambrils.

Heidi has not yet released a public comment on her husband's death.