Manhattan ramming victim is a Jew from Argentina

At least eight people were killed and multiple people injured after a rental truck hit cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path

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Chana Roberts, | updated: 11:57

Truck used in Manhattan ramming attack
Truck used in Manhattan ramming attack
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Five of the victims who died in Tuesday's ramming attack in Manhattan were from Argentina, and one of them was a Jew: Ariel Erlij.

Eight people were killed in the attack, which occurred when a terrorist yelling "Allahu Akhbar!" drove onto the bike lane in lower Manhattan, striking several cyclists. The driver was reportedly in possession of several fake guns.

The terrorist, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to carrying out the attack.

Éste es el grupo de rosarinos afectados en el atentando en NY. Promoción 87 del Politécnico. Al menos 1 muerto (Ariel Erlij) y 4 heridos. pic.twitter.com/LIhaVqFKJy

— Hernán Funes (@HernanFunes) November 1, 2017

Erlij was a businessman who owned a steel factory in Rosario, Argentina. He was in Manhattan with five childhood friends, celebrating thirty years since they finished high school.

Erlij and four of his friends were killed and their companion was injured during the attack.

Five Argentinians are currently hospitalized.

According to Argentina's Foreign Ministry, the five Argentine citizens killed were Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi.

Authorities are currently investigating the attack, which killed a total of eight people and injured 11.








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