The Argentine victims were from the city of Rosario, and were visiting NY for a school reunion.
Five longtime friends visiting from Argentina were among the eight people killed Tuesday when a driver in a rental truck deliberately drove down a scenic bike path along Manhattan's West Side. "God be with them!" They were with Ann-Laure at the time of the attack but are fortunately unharmed. "The loss is unbearable and can not be overcome". According to reports from Jewish media websites, it was Erlij who died en route to the hospital. "He is respected for his unwavering commitment to the children of New Milford and their education", Polizzi wrote.
"We must all stand together in the fight against terrorism", he said. "But the effect is more pronounced - and far more personal - when our community is directly linked to such a horrendous event".
"I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan", he tweeted. Four of those patients are in critical but stable condition.
Dozens of people held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night at the 111-year-old high school.
A sixth Argentine national who was part of the group of friends was injured during the attack.
Martín Ludovico Marro, a MA resident, was traveling with the Argentinians and is recovering at a hospital after he was injured in the attack.
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The victims were from the city of Rosario, Argentina's president, Mauricio Macri, said today.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the victims, "Six of them came from other nations here, because they saw New York as a special place to be".
Ornee Pagnucco said his father "was a great man and the best father in the world".
Argentina's consul in New York, Mateo Estreme, told La Capital in Rosario that the survivors in the Argentine group were in a state of shock. They graduated in 1987 from the Polytechnic School in Rosario.
The government said that it expresses its most honest condolences and that all Argentines are sharing in a awful moment of profound sadness.
The German Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that a German woman was also among those injured. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov struck the school bus the injured were in. NYPD police officer Ryan Nash confronted the suspect and shot him in the abdomen.