Four Spaniards named as victims in Paris terrorist attacks

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AFP/The Local - [email protected] • 15 Nov, 2015 Updated Sun 15 Nov 2015 14:35 CEST
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UPDATED: Three Spanish men were named among the victims of Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris as well as a woman who held dual Spanish-Mexican nationality.


UPDATE: On Sunday evening it emerged that two men had been wrongly identified among the victims of the Paris attack. Both Alberto Pardo Touceda and Jorge Alonso de la Celada are alive and well.

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Juan Alberto González Garrido, 29, a Spanish engineer from Granada who had been living in Paris for two years was gunned down at the Bataclan concert hall.

Juan Alberto González was the first Spaniard whose death in the attacks was confirmed Photo: Marca

His wife, Angela, who he married this summer, had seen him fall to the ground but lost sight of him in the crowds and spent hours visiting hospitals trying to trace him before being informed of his death.

A tweet from the university expressed sadness at the death of its former student.

Also at the Eagles of Death concert was Alberto Pardo Touceda, 34, who authorities confirmed was among the dead on Sunday reported El Pais.

Jorge Alonso de la Celada, born in 1956 was killed in one of the restaurant attacks, it was officially confirmed on Sunday.

Michelli Gil Jáimez, who had dual Mexican and Spanish nationality was killed in the attack on La Belle Equipe restaurant.

Michelli Gil Jáimez got engaged last month Photo: Excelsior.

Just 18 days ago she had accepted the proposal of her Italian musician boyfriend, reported the Mexican newspaper Excelsior.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that 103 bodies had been identified from Friday's attacks in Paris, with 20 to 30 more still awaiting identification.

"They will be (identified) in the coming hours," said Valls outside the Ecole Militaire where a centre has been set up for victims' families. The death toll has been put at at least 129.



AFP/The Local 2015/11/15 14:35

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