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Here Are Some Of The Victims From The Germanwings Plane Crash

Officials have said all 150 passengers and crew on board likely perished.

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A Germanwings flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf, Germany, crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps, killing all 150 passengers and crew aboard.

Officials have identified the dead as nationals from Spain, Germany, Australia, and Belgium, Reuters reported. Other passengers were from the U.S., the Netherlands, and the U.K.

Of the 150 passengers, at least 67 were German and another 45 had Spanish names.

Here is a list of the victims who have been identified so far. It will be updated as more names are confirmed.

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The students and two teachers were from Joseph-König-Gymnasium in Haltern am See, Germany. The group had traveled to Barcelona for an exchange program at a school there, according to the BBC.

The mayor of the town said in a news conference that the students were 10th-graders studying Spanish. He said parents had started to arrive at the school after they were unable to reach their children on the phone.

The school sent students home for the day and will hold a special assembly on Wednesday.

The school released the names of the victims on their website:

Joseph-König-Gymnasium in Haltern: Schule gedenkt mit Todesanzeige der Absturzopfer http://t.co/37oNp8QQEo

Here is a translation (from German to English) of the statement:

The news of the terrible plane crash in France has shocked us all.

Sixteen young students and two female colleagues will never again return to our midst.

We mourn our students and pupils:

* Linda Bergjügen
* Elena Bleẞ
* Lea Drüppel
* Selia Eils
* Gina Michelle Gerdes
* Ann-Christin Hahn
* Julia Hermann
* Marleen Koch
* Paula Lütkenhaus
* Fabio Rogge
* Rabea Scheideler
* Lea Schukart
* Helena Siebe
* Steffen Strang
* Aline Vanhoff
* Caja Westermann

And our colleagues:

* Sonja Cercek
* Stefanie Tegethoff

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the parents and all family and friends.

We are stunned and unspeakably sad.

Ulrich Wessel — headteacher
Thomas Duettman — for the staff
Magdalene Fry — for the parents
Johanna Koenig — for the alumni community

Robert Oliver Calvo

The 37-year-old was an American citizen who was born in Barcelona, the Guardian reported.

His father, Robert Tansill Oliver, is a retired teacher in New York who used to live in Barcelona. He said his son worked for Desigual, a Spanish clothing company.

Oliver said that he urges those who also lost a loved one in the crash to not focus on the last 10 minutes of the flight.

"Think about the good moments, the wonderful moments," he said.

Yvonne and Emily Selke from the U.S.:

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A Virginia man confirmed Wednesday that his wife and daughter were killed in the crash, the Washington Post reported.

Raymond Selke from Nokesville said that his wife, Yvonne, and daughter, Emily, were killed.

Emily Selke was a 2013 graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, and, according to LinkedIn, was working in Alexandria, Virginia.

Selke's sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma, posted on its Facebook page that it is mourning the loss of our "beautiful sister."

"As a person and friend, Emily always put others before herself and cared deeply for all those in her life," the sorority said.

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Gabriela Maumus and Sebastian Greco from Argentina:

Éstos son los dos argentinos que murieron en la tragedia aérea http://t.co/Ij7uxIk26u

The couple from Argentina were in Europe on vacation, according to local reports. They were both 28.

Maumus was the bassist in a band called Assault the Zoo, or APZOO, La Nacion reported.

The couple grew up in the town of Talar de Pacheco, and Maumus’ father is an executive for the local volunteer fire department, Clarin reported.

Her family said they were devastated and were trying to travel to France as soon as possible, according to Clarin.

Juan Armando Pomo from Argentina:

Juan Armando Pomo, la tercera víctima argentina del avión Germanwings que cayó en los Alpes http://t.co/1aFAIbBaeW

The third Argentine victim identified was 51-year-old Juan Armando Pomo, local media reported.

Pomo was a 20-year resident of Paraguay, and he and his wife had a 15-year-old daughter and a 20-year-old son, according to La Nacion.

Pomo was in Barcelona for business, according to La Nacion.

Matthews, a father of two from Wolverhampton, U.K., was another British resident on the flight. The 50-year-old was an employee for Huf UK, the British branch of a German car parts firm. He had been on a business trip in Barcelona and was traveling to Germany for a work meeting.

Matthews is survived by a wife, Sharon, and two children, Jade, 20, and Nathan, 23.

British resident Paul Andrew Bramley was a passenger on the flight. The Foreign Office released a statement about the 28-year-old from the city of Hull:

"Paul was originally from Hull. He was studying hospitality and hotel management at Ceasar Ritz College in Lucerne and about to start an internship on 1 April. Paul had just finished his first year at the college and had taken a few days holiday with friends in Barcelona, before flying back to the UK via Dusseldorf to meet his family.

Paul's mother Carol lives in Majorca and is currently in the UK, having flown here to meet with Paul. Speaking today, Carol Bramley, said: "Paul was a kind, caring and loving son. He was the best son, he was my world."

Paul's father Philip Bramley who lives in Hull has also said that they are both deeply shocked and will miss him."

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Medrano, a 36-year-old architect, and Tejada, a 33-year-old economist, were passengers on the flight, the Colombia foreign ministry confirmed.

Tejada had been visiting her husband in Barcelona and was returning to Germany, where she was completing a Ph.D. in environmental economics at the University of Cologne, Colombia's local Caracol Radio reported.

Medrano had been working as an architect in Equatorial Guinea and was traveling through Europe, the University Foundation of Popayan confirmed.

Marina Bandres Lopez-Belio and her baby son, Julian Pracz-Bandres, from Spain:

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The 37-year-old British resident living in Manchester with her 7-month-old baby were passengers on the flight, Manchester Evening News reported.

Lopez-Belio, a U.K. resident originally from Jaca in Spain, was named by Victor Barrio, the mayor of her Spanish hometown. Barrio said she had been in Spain to attend a funeral in Jaca in the Pyrenees.

The Foreign Office issued a statement on behalf of the family of Marina Bandres Lopez-Belio and her baby son. Her husband Pawel Pracz said:

"My wife Marina Bandres Lopez-Belio and our son Julian Pracz-Bandres were on-board the plane that crashed in the Alps yesterday.

We have been living in Manchester for 7 years. Marina was an editor and colourist, and we were both working in post-production for film and video.

Marina was visiting her family in Spain for her uncle's funeral, she bought the tickets at the last moment, and decided to return to Manchester quickly as she wanted to return to her daily routine as soon as possible.

I'm with my closest family in Manchester, and in close contact with our family in Spain at this very difficult time. We are devastated and would like to request that we be allowed to grieve in peace as a family without intrusion at this difficult time."

Oleg Bryjak from Kazakhstan:

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An opera house in Düsseldorf, Germany, announced that a long-standing member of its ensemble, Oleg Bryjak, was among the victims of the crash. The 54-year-old was a bass baritone who has performed in over 30 operas.

A statement from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein said that its members were announcing Bryjak's death with great sadness.

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Maria Radner from Germany:

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A Barcelona opera house confirmed that one of the victims was 34-year-old Maria Radner, a performer who had just appeared at the theater. They confirmed that Radner's husband and baby were also on board the flight.

On Facebook, a post from the Gran Teatre del Liceu said that Radner had appeared in a performance of Siegfried along with Oleg Bryjak, who also died in the crash.

"Our sincere condolences to family and friends of all victims," the opera house said.

Iris Claassen from the Netherlands:

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Iris Claassen, 20, comes from Deurne, in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands.

"She went to my school. She was always laughing," a former classmate told RTL Nieuws.

Claassen was in Barcelona visiting a friend who was doing an internship there.

"This is terrible, she was still so young," someone wrote on a Facebook memorial page.

Carol and Greig Friday from Australia

Two Australians killed in Germanwings flight named as Carol Friday and her son Greig http://t.co/dSzy3pUCet

The two Australian citizens killed in the crash have been identified as Carol and Greig Friday, a mother and son from Victoria.

The family said in a statement to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the duo was on vacation together in Europe.

Carol Friday had accompanied her son to Europe to travel before he was to begin teaching there.

"They were both extraordinary and exceptional people who were loved by many, who they loved in return," the family said. "They will forever be with us in our hearts, memories and dreams."

Carol Friday, 68, was a nurse in Melbourne. Her family described her as a loving mother to her two children and a devoted wife.

Her son was going to turn 30 in April, and "was adored by all his family and friends," the family said.

Christian Driessens

The 59-year-old Belgian native had moved to Barcelona several years ago after falling in love and marrying a woman from Spain, local publication Sudinfo reported.

Driessens and his wife had three sons and three grandchildren they adored, according to the publication.

His niece Sandrine Driessens said that her uncle flew frequently for work and described her family as "birds" who love to travel.

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The wife of a prominent member of Spain's Republican Left of Catalonia:

Dolor inconmensurable per l'accident d'avió als Alps.

One victim of the crash was the wife of the chief of staff to Oriol Junqueras, the president of the Republican Left of Catalonia, Te Interesa reported.

The political group is a left-wing party that advocates for independence for the Catalonia region.

The woman was 33 years old, according to the publication, and was en route to Germany for business.

She was reportedly also on her way to a food industry conference, though it was unclear whether it was the same conference other reported victims were heading to.

Junqueras, who is also the mayor of the town of Sant Vicenç dels Horts, said on Twitter that the crash has caused "immeasurable pain."

Josep Sabaté Casellas from Spain:

Sabaté was an employee of Esprit who lived with his wife and four children in A Coruña, Spain, local broadcaster ABC reported.

Sabaté and his wife are expecting their fourth child "imminently," ABC said.

Though Sabaté worked for Esprit in Germany, he maintained his residence in Spain. He had previously worked for Zara, ABC reported.

A "large number" of people who work in the food industry:

The plane was carrying multiple people who work in the food industry as they headed to a conference in Cologne, Germany, Spain's ABC reported.

The workers were employees of Feria de Barcelona, Inoxpa, Desigual, Nutrixport, Bayer, and Delphi, among others.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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