3 Filipinos hurt in Spain attack, out of danger

BARCELONA – (UPDATE) Three Filipinos on vacation were among scores hurt after a van rammed into the crowd in this Spanish city, but were out of danger, officials said Friday.

The Filipino couple and their 2 children, all Irish citizens, declined to give their identities so as not to alarm their relatives in the Philippines.

The mother was unhurt while the father was under observation at the hospital. The daughter was discharged from the hospital while doctors assessed if the son would need surgery.

Philippine Honorary Consul Jordi Puig said the family was out of danger.

At least 13 people were killed while 80 others were hurt following the attack at the Las Ramblas promenade, a popular tourist spot, at around 5 p.m. Thursday (11 p.m. in Manila).

Another Filipino who survived the attack, Naizarein Reyes Nidoy, brought the family to the hospital.

“Takbo na rin sana ako pero nakita ko may isang pamilyang Filipino na nasaktan. Agad-agad ko po silang tinakbo, una anak ni Ate binuhat ko. Inalalayan ko po sila. Hindi ko po sila iniwan hanggang hospital,” Naizarein recounted.

(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 3 days of national mourning as police investigate the attack. Published on news.abs-cbn.com

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