Days after a 7-year-old boy was reported missing following a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that killed 13, his family revealed Sunday that he died.
British-Australian boy Julian Cadman was killed when a van struck a crowd of people in the popular tourist city.
The boy was with his mother to attend a family wedding, and the pair were separated as a white van smashed into the crowd, injuring more than 100.
The Spanish missing persons bureau on Sunday said the family confirmed he was among those killed, The Independent reported.
The boy’s grandfather, Tony Cadman, went on social media after the attack to appeal for help and information about the boy’s whereabouts, and British Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was “urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual national.”
Family member Debbie Cadman said on Facebook: “It is beyond words what we are experiencing at the moment. We appreciate all prayers and love,” The Telegraph reported.
A bystander comforted the mother, Jumarie, as she lay on the floor in a Las Rambas shop.
“I was with the mother, the Australian mother, until the doctor came,” Fouad Bakkali said. “I was at her side helping her, telling her, ‘be calm, don’t worry.”
He added that the woman appeared to suffer from two broken legs and other wounds.
“She was asking all the time about her little boy. She asked me ‘where is my son’. She told me he was seven years old,” Bakkali added. “I told her, ‘he is good, it will be OK.’ I helped to keep her breathing until the doctors came.”