Secretary of State Rex Tillerson extended condolences to the loved ones of the victims in the Barcelona terror attack and confirmed an American is among the dead.
BARCELONA — One of the dead was a 35-year-old IT salesman from Italy on vacation with his partner and two children. Another was a Spanish grandfather enjoying the sunny day. And among the missing is a 7-year-old Australian boy in Barcelona with his mother for a wedding.
Those affected by the deadly terrorist attack Thursday came from dozens of countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas to spend time in Las Ramblas, one of the most joyous, vibrant streets in Europe, only to be mowed down by a white van.
The U.S. State Department said Friday that one American was among the dead but has not named the victim. At least 14 people are dead and more than 100 are injured. Authorities expect that toll to rise over the next few days .
Here is a look at some of the victims:
Bruno Gulotta, Italy
Gulotta, who worked at the Italian branch of Tom’s Hardware, had posted pictures on his Facebook page of a stroll down Las Ramblas.
“He was on vacation with his partner and two children,” wrote colleague Roberto Buonanno in a mournful tribute on the company’s website following the terror attack.
“He had posted on Facebook often as his trip progressed, and everything was as one would expect from a vacation trip – a photo from Cannes, one of Las Ramblas in Barcelona. And then came what no one expects: the death of a young man, a father, a life partner, on vacation.”