September 23, 2013

Victims in Kenya mall attack came from all over the world

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Danica Kirka / The Associated Press

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Ross Langdon of Australia and his partner, Elif Yavuz of the Netherlands, were identified as two as the victims of the terrorist attack on Kenya's shopping mall on Saturday by Regional Associates, an architecture and research consultancy. Yavuz was pregnant with the couple's first child.

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Mitul Shah, the president of a second-tier football team in Kenya was among those killed, a spokesman for the country's national football federation told The Associated Press. Shah, president of Bidco United, was shot and killed on the first day of the siege on Saturday, Football Kenya spokesman John Kaniuki said. Shah worked for the Bidco cooking oil company and was reportedly attending a promotional cooking event with children at the Westgate mall.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's nephew and nephew's fiancee were also among the dead.

INDIA

Two Indians, 8-year-old Parmashu Jain and 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan, were killed, and four others were wounded in the attack, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said.

CANADA

Two Canadians, including a diplomat, died in the attack, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He paid tribute to the victims and noted the loss of diplomat Annemarie Desloges, who served in Canada's High Commission to Kenya as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency. Her spouse Robert Munk was wounded in the attack, but has since been released from the hospital, the Canadian Press reported.

SWITZERLAND

The Swiss government confirmed that one of its citizens was injured in the attack. It said its embassy in Nairobi is in contact with the victim's family and local officials, but would not provide further detail on the victim's name.

BRITAIN

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said six British nationals are believed to have died in the attack, and he warned the number could rise.

FRANCE

Two French women were killed, President Francois Hollande said.

SOUTH AFRICA

One South African citizen was killed, according to the country's International Relations Department.

CHINA

A 38-year-old Chinese woman with the surname Zhou who worked in the real estate industry was killed in the attack, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. Her son was injured in the attack and was in stable condition in a hospital, according to the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

U.S.

Five American citizens were injured, U.S. officials said.

NEW ZEALAND

Andrew McLaren, 34, a New Zealander who managed a factory in Kenya for the avocado oil company Olivado, was wounded in the attack, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

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