The van that was used to plough via vacation makers on the favored avenue in Barcelona

Four members of a Filipino-Irish family had been among these injured in the Barcelona terror attack that left at least 14 folks lifeless and 100 injured yesterday (Thursday, August 17).

A pair and their two kids, who had been in Barcelona to have a good time the son’s birthday, have requested to not be recognized in order to not alarm their relations in their native Cebu.

The mom was unharmed whereas the daddy stays below statement at hospital with a leg damage. The daughter has already been discharged whereas docs are persevering with to evaluate if the son wants surgical procedure for a damaged thigh bone.

Philippine Honorary Consul Jordi Puig has visited the family in hospital and confirmed that they had been out of hazard.

It was one other Filipino referred to as Naizarein Reyes Nidoy, who simply occurred to be close to the family on the well-known Las Ramblas pedestrian avenue, that took them to hospital.

He mentioned: “I was about to run, but I saw a Filipino family was hurt. I ran to them. I carried the daughter first. I helped them. I did not leave them until we got the hospital.”

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared three days of national mourning as police examine the terror attack.

Speaking right now, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano mentioned the carnage had been claimed by the so-called Islamic State. “The Philippines condemns in the strongest terms this disturbing act of terror perpetrated by extremists against innocent men, women, and children in Barcelona,” he mentioned.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of Catalonia and all of Spain and the rest of the world as we fight this common scourge.”

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella mentioned: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who perished and those who got injured in Barcelona.”

Police have arrested two suspects, recognized as a Spaniard and a Moroccan, however the driver remains to be on the run.

In a present of defiance, shouts of “no tinc por!” (I’m not afraid) have been ringing out throughout Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya the place giant crowds have gathered.

Source: philippineslifestyle