A van crashed into a crowded area in Las Ramblas District in Barcelona on Thursday, according to an official of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, Spa
A van crashed into a crowded area in Las Ramblas District in Barcelona on Thursday, according to an official of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 2 Filipinos were hurt.
Consul General Dr. Emmanuel Fernandez corrected the earlier figure of three Filipinos injured, telling there are 2 injured, base in an interview over radio DZBB.
The injured Filipinos were a father and his five-year-old child. The father has minor injuries, while the child has been severely injured and needs surgery, said by Fernandez.
At the time of the incident, he stated that the father, son, mother, and another child were visiting the popular tourist spot.
He was saying “May isang pamilyang Pilipino na turista na kasama sa biktima ng naturang terrorist attack,”
The Department of Foreign Affairs said they were an Irish family of Filipino descent but did not release the names of the injured.
The Philippine Honorary Consulate went to the hospital to check on them.
The father and his son are still under observation and are being assisted by the Irish Honorary Consul there, but the mother and her daughter have been released from the hospital, Honorary Consul Jordi Puig Roches reported.
Fernandez added that the incident, which officials are considering as a terrorist attack, is one of the more severe incidents in Spain.
He also said the police in Spain was swift in containing the situation.
The Philippines joined the worldwide group in denouncing the fear monger assault in Barcelona on Thursday that left no less than 13 individuals dead and harmed more than 100 others.
“The Philippines condemns in the most grounded terms this irritating demonstration of fear executed by radicals against pure men, ladies, and youngsters in Barcelona,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in an announcement.
Executive Mariano Rajoy was cited in a Reuters report that he was in contact with specialists, and the need was to take care of the harmed.
The occurrence occurred at the statue of the traveler season in Barcelona, which is one of Europe’s best travel goals with no less than 11 million guests per year.