First Victims Of NYC Terror Attack Named As Visiting Argentinian Tourists

Details of some of the victims in today’s earlier terror attack in New York City have begun to be released, with five of the killed named as Argentinian nationals who were visiting the city together for a high school reunion.

Eight people have now been confirmed dead after a 29-year-old man drove a ute down a bicycle path in Lower Manhattan, in an incident New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has labelled “an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror.”

Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi are the first five to be identified, with the Argentinian ministry of foreign affairs confirming their deaths in the incident.

All 5 were visiting NYC for the 30th reunion celebrations of their local town’s polytechnic school, as a former classmate currently lives there.

One other victim has been identified as a female Belgian national, as confirmed by the country’s deputy Prime Minister, however her name and other details have not been released.

The suspect of the attack continues to remain in hospital being treated from gunshot wounds.