Tunisia museum massacre: the victims

20th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

Wednesday's attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum in central Tunis killed 21 people, 20 of them foreign tourists, many from cruise ships.

Below is a list of the identified victims:

ITALY

Four Italians were killed, according to Tunis and the foreign ministry in Rome, which said six more were wounded.

JAPAN

Tunisia said three Japanese died, a figure confirmed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who added that three were wounded.

FRANCE

According to the Tunis authorities and French President Francois Hollande, three French tourists were among the dead.

Hollande said two more had been seriously injured, while five were lightly wounded and would return home shortly.

Two of the victims identified came from southern France, with local authorities saying one was a retired man and the other the manager of a racecourse. No information on the third casualty was given.

COLOMBIA and AUSTRALIAN COLOMBIAN

Tunis reported that one Colombian and a Colombian-Australian were killed.

The foreign ministry in Bogota said they were Miriam Martinez, 56, and her son Javier, 28, who also had Australian nationality and lived in Sydney. The father of the family, retired army general Jose Arturo Camelo, survived. The family had gone on a cruise to celebrate Javier's graduation.

SPAIN

Tunisia and Spain have both reported that two Spaniards were killed. Madrid named them as Antoni Cirera and Dolors Sanchez from Barcelona and said they had been on a cruise.

A Spanish couple -- including a four-month pregnant woman -- were found alive Thursday after spending the night hiding inside the Bardo with a museum guard.

BRITAIN

A British tourist was among those killed, London and Tunis said.

Officials named her as Sally Adey and said she was visiting the museum with her husband, who survived.

BELGIUM

A Belgian woman was killed, said Tunis and Brussels, which added that her husband was wounded in the knee.

POLAND

Tunisian officials have said that one Polish tourist was killed, but the Polish foreign ministry has said two died, 10 were wounded and one is missing.

RUSSIA

The foreign ministry in Moscow said one Russian was killed and one wounded. This has not yet been confirmed by Tunis.

TUNISIA

Officials say a policeman was among the dead.


© 2015 AFP

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