Some Tunis museum attack victims identified

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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2:35 PM
Some Tunis museum attack victims identified

PARIS (AP) — Officials, families and media reports have named some of the 20 foreign tourists killed in the Tunis museum attack. Here is a partial list of the victims who have been identified so far.

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COLOMBIA

Javier Camelo, 28, and his mother, Miriam Martinez. Camelo's father and Martinez's husband said he survived by a miracle. "These are things you never anticipate," retired Colombian army Gen. Jose Arturo Camelo told The Associated Press. "I'm in a very bad state." Javier Camelo also held Australian citizenship and lived in Sydney, where he worked for American Express. He had recently finished an MBA degree in Madrid and traveled to Tunisia with his parents to celebrate his graduation, according to media reports in Colombia. The family arrived on the cruise ship MSC Splendida.

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BRITAIN

Sally Jane Adey, 57. Adey was also a passenger of MSC Splendida. She "was a much-loved daughter, wife and mother," family friend Julia Holden said in a statement. According to Adey's profile on website Beemee, she was a lawyer with children in university. She listed her interests as "family, cooking, flowers, history, watching sport with my husband — golf, rugby, cricket, motor racing and weekends away with friends."

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FRANCE

Jean-Claude Tissier, 72. Tissier was a retired former local council member in the southern French town of Aussillon, the town hall confirmed. His companion Nadine Flament is among those still unaccounted for, according to town officials.

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ITALY

Francesco Caldara, 64. Caldara was from Novara in northern Italy, the ANSA news agency and state-owned broadcaster RAI reported. Caldara's companion Sonia Reddi was wounded in the attack, according to ANSA and RAI.

Orazio Conte. The Turin resident was killed and his wife Carolina Bottari is hospitalized, their son, Marco Conte, told ANSA.

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JAPAN

Machiyo Narusawa, 66, was from Tokyo. She had come to Tunisia on a cruise with her husband, whose name wasn't released, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo. Narusawa's husband didn't want to leave his wife's body alone and asked the hospital to allow him to be there until her remains are readied for repatriation to Japan, Kyodo said.

Chiemi Miyazaki, 49, and Haruka Miyazaki, 22. The mother and daughter from Saitama near Tokyo had also come to Tunisia on a cruise to celebrate Haruka's college graduation earlier this month, according to Kyodo. The younger Miyazaki was a foodie and majoring in food culture and nutrition. A big fan of Turkish cuisine, she also chose the topic for her graduation project. The pair were close and were good traveling companions. Their past travel destinations included Turkey and China, Kyodo said, quoting Haruka's graduation project supervisor.

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SPAIN

Antonio Cirera Perez, 75, and Dolors Sanchez Rami, 73. The husband and wife from Barcelona were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise offered to them by their family, the Spanish government said.

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Associated press reporters around the world contributed to this article.