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Victims from across the world in Brussels attacks

The carnage at the departure hall of Zaventem Airport.

The carnage at the departure hall of Zaventem Airport.

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BRUSSELS — March 29, 2016: A total of 32 people, many of them foreign nationals, were killed in the airport and metro bombings that struck this city on March 22.

Details of the victims are sketchy in some cases, as the authorities have withheld names out of respect for families and there are some overlapping instances of dual nationalities. But Belgian prosecutors say all the dead have now been identified.

Another 340 people were injured in the triple suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group.

BELGIUM: 17 fatalities.

The Belgians killed in their own capital include student Bart Migom, 21, who was at the airport on his way to visit his American girlfriend.

Civil servant Olivier Delespesse, and 20-year-old law student Leopold Hecht were reportedly killed in the blast at Maalbeek metro station.

Belga news agency named several others who died in the attacks, including airport employee Fabienne Vansteenkiste, 51, and 34-year-old Moroccan-Belgian Loubna Lafquiri who lived in Brussels.

UNITED STATES: Four.

An American couple who had been reported missing, Justin and Stephanie Shults, were confirmed dead by an employer and family on Saturday, bringing the total US toll to four.

NETHERLANDS: Three.

Among them were Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, Dutch siblings who had been living in New York, who were preparing to board a plane home when two suicide bombers struck the airport.

SWEDEN: Two.

A Swedish woman in her 60s was among those killed at the airport, according to her government. There were no immediate details about the second victim.

BRITAIN: One.

Computer programmer David Dixon, a 51-year-old Brussels resident, had texted his aunt to reassure her he was safe after the airport blasts.

But he went missing and media reports said he appeared to have been on the metro when a suicide bomber struck.

CHINA: One, according to the Chinese embassy.

FRANCE: One.

The French government says one Frenchman was killed and 12 other nationals were injured.

GERMANY: One.

A German citizen was among the dead, according to police.

INDIA: One.

Raghavendran Ganeshan, who worked for software giant Infosys here, was killed in the metro bombing, his employer and India’s government said.

State media said the 31-year-old had recently become a father.

ITALY: One.

Patricia Rizzo, 48, had been working here for several months for the European Research Council Executive Agency and was killed in the metro explosion.

ITALY/GERMANY/SPAIN: One.

Madrid confirmed the death of Jennifer Garcia Scintu, 29, a Spanish woman with Italian and German nationality, who was reportedly on her way to New York with her German husband. El Pais newspaper suggested she could be the German victim.

LIBERIA: One.

The Liberian foreign ministry said Elita Borbor Weah, a Liberian women based in the Netherlands, was among the victims.

Dutch media previously identified her as a Dutch national aged 41, who was travelling to her stepfather’s funeral in the United States.

MOROCCO: One.

A Moroccan citizen was among the metro blast victims, Moroccan news agency MAP said.

PERU: One.

Adelma Marina Tapia Ruiz, 37, a Belgium resident, was the first fatality to be identified in the airport attack.

Her husband and twin daughters had a miraculously lucky escape — he had run off after them as they played. — AFP

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