Barcelona Van Crash Victims

At least 14 people have died in two related terrorist attacks Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Spain, according to authorities there.

At least 13 people died after a van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, police said. Hours later, an attack was thwarted in Cambrils, Spain, a Catalan coastal town about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, according to local authorities.

Early Friday, however, police said that a woman who was injured in the Cambrils attack had died, raising the death toll to at least 14 between the two attacks.

Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump pledged the nation’s support for Spain in a tweet.

“The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help,” Trump wrote. “Be tough & strong, we love you!”

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered assistance to authorities in Spain and said U.S. diplomats in Spain were helping Americans there.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. “stands with Spain against terror” while France’s president and the mayors of Paris and Nice also offered support.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted Thursday evening: “All my thoughts and solidarity from France for the victims of the tragic attack in Barcelona. We will remain united and determined.”

More than 100 people were injured.

The van crash in Barcelona occurred in an area popular with tourists, the Las Ramblas district, which is occupied by stalls and shops.
 

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