August 18 @ 5:50 PM | A SEVEN-year-old boy from Sydney remains missing in Barcelona tonight following the deadly terror attacks which killed at least 16 people and left more than 100 injured.
Eight Australians were caught up in the attacks; four of them were injured and three needed consular support.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed one Australian remained unaccounted for on Friday afternoon.
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The missing Australian has since been identified as seven-year-old Julian Cadman.
It’s understood the seven-year-old became separated from his mother in the attack. She remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, along with a second woman from NSW.
The pair had reportedly travelled to Barcelona to attend a relative’s wedding.
Relatives have flooded social media with Julian’s photo in a bid to find him.
According to the ABC, the boy’s father, Andrew Cadman, is flying to Barcelona tonight to search for his son.
Two men from Victoria were also injured in the attack; they were treated in hospital and have since been released.
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) August 18, 2017
August 17 @ 3:50 PM | EIGHT Australians were caught up in the Barcelona terror attacks, the government has confirmed.
Sixteen people were killed and more than 100 injured, over a dozen of them critically, when a van ploughed into crowds in a packed tourist area in the city of Las Ramblas.
A short time later, five attackers strapped with bomb belts were shot and killed by police in Cambrils, around 120km south of the first attack. A further six civilians were injured in this operation.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said of the eight Australians who were caught up in the Las Ramblas attack, four were physically injured, three required consular assistance and one remains unaccounted for.
Footage emerges of people fleeing through a supermarket during #Barcelona attack
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 17, 2017
Two women from NSW were seriously injured in the attack and remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
Two young men from Victoria were also hit by the car and were treated in hospital. They have since been released.
The Australian Government is working to determine the whereabouts of the one Australian who is unaccounted for.
The gender and age of the missing Australian has not yet been revealed.
Ms Bishop said at this stage, there are no reports of Australians affected by the second attack in Cambrils.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both atrocities.
The Australian Government has echoed the cries of countries around the world and condemned the attacks.
Australians who have concerns for family and friends can call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s emergency centre on 1300 555 135.
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First at 6:00 AM | A POPULAR tourist district in the heart of Barcelona has been the target of the latest terror attack to rock Europe. Journalist Rachel Junge reports.
A van ploughed into crowds after “zig-zagging at speed” down the famous Las Ramblas avenue.
It’s believed at least 13 people have been killed and several others injured.
Police have reportedly arrested one suspect, while another has been shot dead.
There is no word yet if any Australians have been caught up in the attack.
If you have concerns – call the DFAT HOTLINE on 1300 555 135.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 17, 2017
It’s the latest in a string of vehicle-related attacks in Europe.
In July 2016 a lorry ploughed through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 people.
Just months later 12 people were killed when a lorry rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin.
In 2017 London has been the target of a number of attacks, on London Bridge, Westminster and Borough Market.