Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona has left 13 fatal victims and over one hundred injured. At this moment, the priority is to identify the victims and the wounded quickly, and to be able to provide information to those who have turned to the Catalan Government for answers. In addition to coordinating the emergency services of the hospitals, the Government is also supporting the relatives of the victims. The Gran Via Palace Hotel has also been set up to serve the people affected and the Generalitat has activated the free telephone number at (+34) 900 400 012 to attend the those affected by the incident.
The president of the Catalan Government, Carles Puigdemont, has condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms and reaffirmed that Catalonia has been and will always be a land of peace and welcome. The President also thanked all the law enforcement agencies, the emergency and health services, as well as the citizens of Barcelona for the solidarity showed following the incident.
The forensic doctors of the Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Department of Justice are already working on the identification of the mortal victims who have arrived at the Ciutat de la Justicia, where they will perform autopsies and other tests to determine their identity. The relatives of the mortal victims will be attended by teams of psychologists, social workers, forensic doctors and Mossos. The Department of Justice will provide the necessary translators. The bodies of the foreign victims will be repatriated once identified and with the prior authorization of the judge.
The Ministry of Home Affairs will update all the available information.
The Catalan Government urges citizens to only follow official sources.
If you have any information in relation to the day's events, contact the Catalan Police at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937 285 220
A minute of silence will be held for the victims Friday at noon at Plaça Catalunya.
Metro, railroad (FGC) and regional train services will be restored to their normal schedules from Friday morning onwards except in the Liceu and Drassanes stations of Line 3, which will remain closed.
The Plaça Catalunya station will remain closed from 9am until 1pm affecting the metro services on Line 1 and 3, regional trains and Railroads (FGC).
Support areas set up at Barcelona Airport to offer assistance to family members
Two support areas have been set up at #barcelona Airport with the cooperation of the Catalan police force @mossos, the Catalan Red Cross @CreuRojaCAT, and civil defence #ProteccioCivil, to offer support and information to family members of those affected by the terror attacks.
The Catalan Medical Emergency Services reports that the injury toll stands at 126 victims, with varying degrees of severity and correspond to 34 different nationalities.
The Catalan Government is in contact with the affected consulates through Catalonia's Operative Coordination Centre (CECAT)
The affected nationalities are the following:
Germany, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Morocco, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Untied States, Philippines, France, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, Dominican Republic, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey and Venezuela