Identities, nationalities of dead in Dhaka restaurant attack

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Posted: Jul 02, 2016 8:42 PM
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.

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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 Rivoli: 34, from the Bergamo area of northern Italy, mother of 3-year-old, traveling in Bangladesh for textile business

— Cristian Rossi: 47, business manager for Feletto Umberto, 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, all working on a Japanese government aid project in Dhaka, who were dining together at the restaurant under siege. They were working for three Tokyo-based consulting companies. Four of the seven have been identified:

— Koyo Ogasawara, Katahira & Engineers International

— Makoto Okamura, ALMEC Corp.

— Yuko Sakai, ALMEC Corp.

— Rui Shimodaira, ALMEC Corp.

The other three were working for 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.