Germanwings crash victims included citizens from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico
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Germanwings crash victims included citizens from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico

At least six of the 150 victims of Tuesday’s fatal crash of a German airplane in the French Alps were Latin American citizens. Some were traveling for work, while others were visiting friends or family in Spain and Germany.

Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann said the company had already contacted most families of the victims and was trying to reach the rest. He said victims included 72 German citizens, 35 Spaniards, two people each from Australia, Argentina, Iran, Venezuela and the U.S. and one person each from Britain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, Denmark, Belgium and Israel.

Some could have dual nationalities, for Spain’s government said 51 citizens had died in the crash.

The victims included two babies, two opera singers, an Australian mother and son vacationing together, and 16 German high school students and two teachers returning from an exchange program in Spain.

Associated Press