After terrorists Friday attacked various parts of Paris, families and state authorities tried to figure out who were among the 129 dead and 352 injured. So far, authorities have identified 103 of the fatalities, many of whom were from foreign nations, NBC News reported.
Not all the names have been released, but some have been confirmed to various media outlets. Many of those who died were attending a concert at the Bataclan venue in Paris where the U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal was performing when the facility was attacked.
Valentin Ribet, 26, died at the venue, the Guardian reported. Ribet was a lawyer with multinational law firm Hogan Lovells, which described him as a talented lawyer and well liked.
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“This is an awful tragedy and hard for any of us to truly comprehend,” the firm told the Guardian. “We are shocked by both our loss and the wider events in the city.”
A man working with Eagles of Death Metal was also killed during the attacks. Nick Alexander, 36, who managed the merchandise stand for the band, had toured with numerous other bands, including the Black Keyes and Sum 41, Rolling Stone reported.
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Other victims who died at the Bataclan included French residents Djamila Houd, 41, and Thomas Ayad, 34. Officials said two employees of Universal Music were killed at the Bataclan as was a man from the Auvergne region of France, the BBC reported. The two Universal Music employees were only identified as Marie and Manu, and the man from Auvergne was only identified by a nickname, Dado.
Other victims were Asta Diakite, a cousin of French soccer player Lassana Diarra; Cedric Mauduit, an official from Normandy; Mathieu Hoche, a French TV journalist; Quentin Boulanger, a Rheims native; Guillaume Decherf, a magazine journalist; Lola Salines, who worked with a roller derby team; Elodie Breuil, 23, and Aurélie de Peretti of Saint-Tropez, the BBC reported.
At least one American was identified as a victim of the attacks. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, of El Monte, California, was studying abroad in Paris. She was a California State University-Long Beach student studying design.
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Two Belgium citizens also died in the attacks, as did one Swedish citizen, a German citizen, two Romanians and two Mexican citizens. Two Tunisian women and a Portuguese man who lived in Paris were killed, as was a Spanish citizen, Alberto Gonzalez Garrido. Two Chileans were killed: Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle and Patricia San Martin.