New York: Mother of 3-month-old baby killed in NYC terror attack

A Belgian mother was named among the victims of the terror attack in New York City that left eight dead and eleven wounded on Tuesday, according to Belgium’s HLN newspaper.

Ann-Laure Decadt, a 31-year-old mother of two, was riding bicycles with her mom and two sisters along the West Side of Lower Manhattan when she was mowed down by Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who police say “had been planning [the attack] for a number of weeks”

Although her three family members escaped the scene uninjured, Decadt was rushed to the hospital where she tragically died from her injuries.

Decadt’s husband, Alexander Naessens, said he learned about his wife’s death after receiving a call from New York Presbyterian Hospital officials.

“She was a wonderful wife and the most beautiful mom of our 3-month- and 3-year-old sons,” Naessens told HLN. “This loss is unbearable and can not be overcome.”

Five victims of the attack were identified earlier as a group of Argentinian friends who were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 high school graduation.

Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi were confirmed dead in a statement by Argentina’s foreign ministry.

The five friends were from Rosario, a port city in northern Argentina, and had gone to school together at Rosario’s Polytechnic School.




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