LONDON — The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya’s capital has killed dozens of people and wounded scores of others. The dead include Africans, Europeans, Asians and North Americans. Here are details about some of the victims.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew and nephew’s fiancee are among the dead.
Two Indians, 8-year-old Parmashu Jain and 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan, were killed, and four others were wounded in the attack, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said.
At least three U.K. nationals were killed in the attack, according to the Foreign Office, which warned the number of such fatalities is “likely to rise as further information becomes available.”
Two French women were killed, President Francois Holland said.
One South African citizen was killed, according to the country’s International Relations Department.
Two Canadians, including a diplomat, died in the attack, according to 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, the West African country’s presidential office said. In addition to his writings, Awoonor was a professor and served as an ambassador in Brazil, Cuba and at the U.N.
A 33-year-old Dutch woman died in the attack and seven other Dutch citizens who were in the mall escaped unharmed, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said. The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately released.
A 38-year-old Chinese woman was killed; her son was injured and hospitalized in stable condition, the Chinese Embassy in Kenya said in a statement.
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, U.S. officials said.