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Here Are Some Of The Victims Of The Tunisia Terror Attack

Two cruise lines said that several of those killed were foreign nationals who were passengers aboard their ships. The dead include mothers, a former government official, and a recent college graduate.

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Many of the people killed in Wednesday's terror attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis were tourists who stopped to see the country while on cruises.

Two cruise lines, Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises, confirmed that several of their passengers were among the victims.

MSC Cruises confirmed that nine of the people killed in the attack were passengers on its ship, the MSC Splendida. The victims were three Japanese citizens, two French, two Spanish, and two Colombian.

The cruise line also said that 12 of its passengers were injured and six, two Spanish citizens, one Belgian, one British, one French, and one Japanese, were missing.

Three other victims of the attack were passengers on the Costa Fascinosa, the CEO of Costa Cruises, Michael Thamm, confirmed. Eight other passengers were injured and two are missing.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacre, which killed 23 people and injured more than 40, and nine people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Here's who some of the victims were:

Javier Camelo and Miriam Martinez

Two passengers on the MSC Splendida were 28-year-old Javier Camelo, a Colombian citizen living in Australia, and his mother, Miriam Martinez, the Associated Press reported.

They were traveling with their family, and the other members survived.

Carmelo's employer, American Express, confirmed his death in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Javier's friends and family during this difficult time," a spokesperson said.


Another passenger on board the MSC Spendida was British citizen Sally Adey, Sky News reported. Adey was on vacation with her husband, Robert.

"Sally Adey was a much-loved daughter, wife and mother," a family friend said in a statement. "The family are devastated by her loss."

Sally's son Harry is the guitarist in a band called "Vandal Hearts."

Jean-Claude Tissier was a longtime resident of the French town of Aussillon. The mayor wrote a heartfelt statement on the town's website announcing his death.

Tissier, 77, was a man who was passionate about art and learning about different cultures, Bernard Escudier wrote.

Tissier had served in city government and was the vice president of the local arts and culture association.

"I lose, and the city with me, a loyal friend," Escudier said, according to a rough translation.


Francesco Caldara

Tunisi. Francesco Caldara, pensionato amante dei viaggi alla sua prima crociera

Caldara was 64 years old and from northern Italy, the AP reported.

He was traveling with a companion named Sonia Reddi, who was injured in the massacre.

Conte lived in the Italian town of Turin, and said on Facebook he was originally from Catania.

His son told the AP that Conte's wife, Carolina Bottari, was injured in the attack.


Chiemi and Haruka Miyazaki

The mother and daughter from Japan were on a cruise to celebrate Haruka's college graduation, the AP reported, citing local media.

The two were close and traveled together frequently. They had previously been to Turkey and also taken a trip to China.

Haruka, 22, majored in food culture and nutrition and had a particular interest in Turkish food — the subject of her final project. Her mother was 49.

Machiyo Narusawa

Narusawa, 66, was a Japanese citizen from Tokyo.

Local media reported she was in Turkey on a cruise with her husband.

Narusawa's husband survived, and refused to leave his wife's body at the hospital.

Antonio Cirera Perez and Dolors Sanchez Rami

The Spanish government identified two citizens killed in the attack as Antonio Cirera Perez, 75, and Dolors Sanchez Rami, 73, the AP reported.

The husband and wife were on a cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

This is a developing post. Please check back for updates.

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

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