Australian Government Confirms 7-Year-Old Boy Was Among 13 Killed in Barcelona Attack

PEOPLE.com | 8/20/2017 | Stephanie Petit
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Another victim of Thursday’s deadly van attack in Barcelona, Spain, has been identified by Australian officials and his family as 7-year-old Julian Cadman.

“The Australian Government is deeply saddened to confirm that Julian Cadman, a seven year old Australian boy, was among those killed in the terrorist attack in Barcelona,” the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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The child’s family also confirmed the tragic news.

“Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family,” they said the statement released by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, according to CNN. “As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us. He was so energetic, funny and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and will remember his smiles and hold his memory dear to our hearts.”

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They continued, “We would like to thank all those who helped us in searching for Julian. Your kindness was incredible during a difficult time. We also acknowledge we are not the only family to be affected by the events, our prayers and thoughts are with all people affected.”

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