5 victims of New York City terror attack were celebrating 30th anniversary of their high school graduation

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5 victims of New York City terror attack were celebrating 30th anniversary of their high school graduation

At least eight people were killed and 11 injured when a man in a rental truck plowed through a bike lane in lower Manhattan, New York City, while yelling "Allahu Akbar" on Tuesday.

At least eight people were killed and 11 injured when a man in a rental truck plowed through a bike lane in lower Manhattan, New York City, while yelling "Allahu Akbar" on Tuesday.

Five of the eight victims of the attack have now been identified as a group of Argentinian friends who were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 high school graduation.

Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi were confirmed dead in a statement by Argentina's foreign ministry.

In this photo, Pagnucco and Erlij, 48, are the second and third people from left.

5 victims of New York City terror attack were celebrating 30th anniversary of their high school graduation

The five friends were from Rosario, a port city in northern Argentina, and had gone to school together at Rosario's Polytechnic School.

The city has declared a three day mourning period following their deaths.

These are the victims of the New York City terror: attack 

The Argentinian government also said that a sixth victim, Martin Ludovico Marro, was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian Hospital and was recovering from injuries sustained during the attack.

An unnamed 31-year-old Belgian woman who was visiting NYC with her mom and two sisters was also confirmed among Tuesday's casualties by the country's deputy prime minister.

The two other victims of the attack remain unidentified. 

See photos from the scene of the attack: 

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