Victims of Barcelona's twin terror attacks named as families across the globe torn apart
An Italian father, Belgian mother, Spanish three-year-old, and American husband are some of the first victims of the Barcelona attacks to be identified, while a seven-year-old Sydney boy remains missing.
Late Thursday afternoon, in broad daylight, drivers rammed their vehicles through throngs of pedestrians - first in Barcelona on the busy Las Ramblas Boulevard and later in the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 in total and injuring more than 100.
Hours after the van rampage, police shot dead five people in the Catalan resort of Cambrils, 120 km down the coast from Barcelona, after they drove their car at pedestrians and police officers.
Witnesses recounted how a van pushed through the crowd, leaving bodies strewn along the avenue as other people fled for their lives.
Five terror suspects were later killed in a police operation in Cambrils, a resort town roughly 100 kilometres from Barcelona, in a second vehicle attack in which one woman died.
Italian man Bruno Gulotta, 35, was the first victim to be identified.
He died in front of his wife and two young children who narrowly escaped harm when the van sped through the crowd.
His death was announced by computer company Tom's Hardware where he had worked in marketing and sales.
"Our friend and colleague Bruno Gulotta was run over and killed by an odious terrorist in the heart of Barcelona," a statement on the company website read.
Paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of their co-worker, Mr Gulotta's colleagues said his violent death had left his wife Martina facing "trials no-one should have to bear".
"We put ourselves in the shoes of little Alessandro, who is about to start elementary school knowing his and his family's life will never be the same again.
“And we think of baby Aria... who will never know her dad."
Italian media reported Mr Gulotta had been holding five-year-old Alessandro's hand just before he was hit by the van.
His wife had one-year-old Aria in a baby carrier and managed to pull her son out of the way too.
Barcelona terror: Sydney schoolboy missing after deadly attack that killed 14
The Italian foreign ministry also identified engineering graduate Luca Russo, 25, as another national victim.
He was on holiday with his fiancée Marta Scomazzon at the time. She was injured but her condition was not serious.
A Belgian family has also been rocked by the attack, with mother of two young boys Elke Vanbockrijck another victim.
Spanish authorities confirmed she was on holiday with her husband and sons when she was run down by the van.
"The father and two children saw their mother and wife die," a source from Barcelona's city hall.
Three Spanish nationals were also killed, including Pepita Codina, 75, of Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà, and a three-year-old child from Rubi in Barcelona.
Grandfather Francisco López Rodríguez, 60, from southern city of Granada, was confirmed dead after his niece posted a series of tweets desperate to find him following the attack.
Californian man Jared Tucker, 42, was killed while in Europe for his first wedding anniversary, when he became separated from wife Heidi Nunes.
Seven-year-old Sydney boy, Julian Cadman, has not been seen since the attack, while visiting Barcelona with family to attend a wedding.
His mother Jumarie, or "Jom" for short, is in hospital, in an induced coma. Her husband has flown to the Spanish seaside city to search for their son.
Little Julian's family has taken to Facebook to plead for his safe return after he became separated from his mother during the attack.
"My Grandson, Julian Alessandro Cadman is missing. Please like and share," Tony Cadman wrote on Facebook Friday afternoon.
"We have found Jom [my daughter in law] and she is serious but stable condition in hospital."
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop confirmed four Australians had been injured in the attack, and one other was missing.
Dozens of nationalities
Catalonia's civil protection agency said the twin vehicle attacks affected people of some three dozen different nationalities, as areas hugely popular with tourists on Spain's northeastern coast were targeted.
Some of the victims' relatives were staying at the Hotel Avenida Palace not far from Las Ramblas, helped along by psychologists, said its director Albert Alvarez.
At the cafeteria of the Mar Hospital in Barcelona, the family of one of the injured, a Spaniard, ate sandwiches, their eyes wet from crying, their faces tired.
"It's a really bad time," one of the women in the group said, refusing to add anything more.
Barcelona to wear commemorative shirts in tribute
The Barcelona football team will wear special commemorative shirts in Sunday's La Liga match against Real Betis in tribute to the victims of Thursday's attacks in the Catalan city.
The club has announced it will use the space traditionally reserved for player names to display the world 'Barcelona' to commemorate those who lost their lives.
The '#TotsSomBarcelona' hashtag, which translates as 'We Are All Barcelona', will also be emblazoned across the front of the famous first-team shirt for their league opener at Camp Nou.