Identities, nationalities of dead in Dhaka restaurant attack

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Posted: Jul 03, 2016 9:08 AM
Identities, nationalities of dead in Dhaka restaurant attack

A partial list of nationalities and identities of those reported slain in the Dhaka restaurant attack, and some details on their lives, as reported by local media. There may be overlap between the Bangladeshi and Emory University victims.

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Italians confirmed dead by the Italian Foreign Ministry (9):

Nadia Benedetti: 52, a managing director for a Bangladeshi branch of a British firm, friend of Italian victim Adele Puglisi.

Claudio Cappelli: 45, lived in Vedano al Lambro, near Monza.

Vincenzo D'Allestro: 46, Swiss-born, lived in Accera, southern Italy.

Claudia Maria D'Antona: 56, worked in clothing and textiles business. Her husband, Gianni Boschetti survived the attack because he was in the restaurant garden talking on the phone. When she lived in Italy, in the early 1980s, she served as a volunteer helping disaster victims.

Simona Monti: 33, worked in a textiles firm. State TV quoted her brother, an Italian priest, as saying she was 5-months pregnant with a boy she planned to name Michelangelo and was to return soon to Italy for a medical checkup. She was from the Rieti area.

Adele Puglisi: 54, a quality control manager from Catania, Sicily, who was due to head back to Italy any day.

Maria Riboli: 34, from the Bergamo area of northern Italy, mother of 3-year-old, traveling in Bangladesh for textile business. The Italian foreign ministry had first listed her last name as Rivoli, but on Sunday corrected it to Riboli. A business associate says she frequently dined at the restaurant, where she had a favorite table, with a view of the garden.

Cristian Rossi: 47, business manager who lived in Feletto Umberto, in northern Italy, married father of 3-year-old twin girls. He had previously worked as a buyer for an Italian textile company, then worked in his own import business involving clothing made in a Dhaka factory. State TV said he was supposed to have headed back to Italy on Thursday, but delayed his departure to sign business contracts.

Marco Tondat: 39, had been in Bangladesh for about a year, worked in textiles industry, was about to return home.

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Japanese confirmed dead by the Japanese government (7):

Five men and two women working for Tokyo-based consulting companies on a Japanese government aid project in Dhaka:

Koyo Ogasawara, 56, Katahira & Engineers International, an environmental impact assessment expert scheduled to return on July 5.

Makoto Okamura, 32, ALMEC Corp., transportation systems expert who had been active in Indonesia and Turkey.

Yuko Sakai, 42, ALMEC Corp.

Rui Shimodaira, 27, ALMEC Corp.

Hiroshi Tanaka, 80, Oriental Consultants Global, former research engineer for the Japan National Railways. Sent to Dhaka to do a traffic congestion survey.

Nobuhiro Kurosaki, 48, Oriental Consultants Global

Hideki Hashimoto, 65, Oriental Consultants Global

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Indian confirmed dead by India (1):

Tarushi Jain: 19, a student at University of California-Berkeley who was visiting her businessman father in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshis, not immediately identified, confirmed dead (3):

In addition, two police officers died at a hospital after being wounded in the gunfire, according to Bangladesh police.

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Nationalities not immediately available, confirmed dead by Emory University (2):

Abinta Kabir: a second-year student at Emory University, Georgia, from Miami

Faraaz Hossain: a student at Emory University, Georgia, from Dhaka

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This story has been corrected to fix the age of Indian victim Tarushi Jain.