LONDON — The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya’s capital has killed 59 people and wounded at least 175. The dead include Africans, Europeans, Asians and North Americans. Here are details about some of the victims.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says he shares the grief of the nation — his nephew and nephew’s fiancee are among the dead.
Two Indians were killed and four wounded in the attack, said Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry. He identified that dead as 8-year-old Parmashu Jain and 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan.
Britain’s Foreign Office said at least three U.K. nationals were killed in the attack and warned that the number of such fatalities is “likely to rise as further information becomes available.”
French President Francois Holland said two French women were killed.
One South African citizen was killed, said the country’s International Relations Department.
Two Canadians — including a diplomat — died in the attack, according to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He paid tribute to the victims and noted the loss of diplomat Annemarie Desloges, who served in Canada’s High Commission to Kenya as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency.
Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor died after being injured in the attack, Ghana’s presidential office said. In addition to his writings, Awoonor was a professor and served as an ambassador in Brazil, Cuba and the United Nations.
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said Sunday a 33-year-old Dutch woman died in the attack and that seven other Dutch citizens who were in the mall escaped unharmed. The victim’s identity was not released.
A 38-year-old Chinese woman was killed in the shopping mall “terror attack,” the Chinese Embassy in Kenya said in a statement. Her son was injured and hospitalized in stable condition, according to the statement posted on the embassy’s website.
The wife of a foreign service national working for the U.S. Agency for International Development was killed, and four American citizens were reported injured, said U.S. officials.