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Desperate search for missing after Barcelona terror attack

An Italian father of two young children and a Belgian mother have been named as the first victims of the terror attack in Barcelona as desperate families of those still missing appeal for information online.

Bruno Gulotta, a computer salesman from Legnano, in northern , was crushed to death during the ISIS attack on Las Ramblas on Thursday as he walked along holding his five-year-old son's hand.

Fortunately his wife, Martina, who was following behind while carrying their seven-month-old daughter, managed to snatch the boy out of the way before the terrorists' van struck, though she was unable to save Mr Gulotta.

Meanwhile Belgian authorities named 44-year-old Elke Vanbockrijck, from Tongeren, as among the dead, saying she was on holiday with her husband and sons at the time.  

Elsewhere seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who is reported to be from Britain, was named among those missing after the attack on Las Ramblas. 

Julian Cadman, seven, believed to be from Britain, is missing after the terror attack in Barcelona has his family appeal for news

Italian Bruno Gulotta, the father of two young children, was crushed to death on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. Julian Cadman, seven, believed to be from Britain, is missing after the terror attack

Elke Vanbockrijck, 44, from Belgium, identified as being among the dead. Authorities said she was on holiday with her husband and sons when she was run down and killed

Elke Vanbockrijck, 44, from Belgium, identified as being among the dead. Authorities said she was on holiday with her husband and sons when she was run down and killed

Spanish authorities say 60-year-old  Francisco Lopez Rodriguez (pictured on Las Ramblas moments before the attack) died on the spot after being hit by ISIS terrorists. He was earlier reported as missing

Spanish authorities say 60-year-old  Francisco Lopez Rodriguez (pictured on Las Ramblas moments before the attack) died on the spot after being hit by ISIS terrorists. He was earlier reported as missing

Heidi Nunes, from California, said online that her husband Jared Tucker, 43, is missing after the pair got separated on Las Ramblas during the attack

Heidi Nunes, from California, said online that her husband Jared Tucker, 43, is missing after the pair got separated on Las Ramblas during the attack

The boy's cousin posted his name online along with an appeal for any information as his mother, Jom, turned up in a serious but stable condition in hospital after ISIS militants drove a rented van into packed crowds at the tourist hotspot of Las Ramblas.

Heidi Nunes, from California, is appealing for information about her husband Jared Tucker, 43, after they got separated during the attack while they were shopping.

Photos of Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, whose nationality was not immediately apparent, were also being circulated online by friends who say he is missing, The Sun reports.

Julian Cadman's father has flown to Spain to assist in searches for his son. 

The father is from Sydney, though it is thought Julian was raised in the UK. The family have many relatives living in Britain, according to social media, and the boy was pictured wearing a jumper from a UK school.

Appeals for the missing came as two Spaniards, three Germans and one Belgian were identified among the dead, according to Spanish media.

The two Spainards were reported to be a man and boy who were related and came from the Rubí neighbourhood of Barcelona.

Meanwhile citizens from America, Australia, Ireland, France, Greece, Hong Kong and the Netherlands were confirmed among the more than 100 people injured.

The youngest victim is reported to be a three-year-old girl, though her nationality and the extent of her injuries is unclear.

Another six-year-old girl, also of unknown nationality, is in serious condition in hospital after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage, the New York Times reports.

Norman and Pederlita Putot, who were born in the Philippines but lived in Ireland, were named by RTE as among those caught up in the attack along with their two Irish-born children.

Their five-year-old son, who was not named, suffered a broken leg in the attack and is now in hospital along with his father, who suffered knee injuries.

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said: 'It's a miracle that more Irish people weren't involved, given that there are so many Irish people in Spain, Barcelona and Cambrils at this time of year.

'At the moment, you can safely say that over 300,000 Irish people are in Spain, today

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