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Italian tourist named as first victim of Barcelona attack

Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father-of-two was on holiday with his partner and two young children, a son aged five and daughter of a few months old when he was killed.

Spanish policemen walk in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 80, on the Rambla in Barcelona on 17 August 2017. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - CNN reports Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father-of-two, is the first named victim of Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona.

He was on holiday with his partner and two young children, a son aged five and daughter of a few months old.

Citizens from at least 34 countries have been injured or killed in the attacks in Barcelona and the Spanish coastal town of Cambrils.

On Thursday, a van crashed into crowds on Las Ramblas, in the heart of Barcelona, killing 13 people.

An American tourist witnessed the attack. He said: “It happened so fast. The only thing that I remember is the horror on everyone’s faces as they were running away trying to get off the main street. And the sound was terrible, it was just crash, crash, crash and screams and cries.”

On Friday morning, five armed attackers wearing fake explosive belts drove through a crowd of people in Cambrils, killing one woman.

Police killed all five attackers in a shootout.

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