Mother of 3-month-old baby killed in NYC terror attack

A Belgian mother was named among the victims of the terror attack in New York City that left eight dead and eleven wounded on Tuesday, according to Belgium's HLN newspaper.

Ann-Laure Decadt, a 31-year-old mother of two, was riding bicycles with her mom and two sisters along the West Side of Lower Manhattan when she was mowed down by Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who police say "had been planning [the attack] for a number of weeks"

Although her three family members escaped the scene uninjured, Decadt was rushed to the hospital where she tragically died from her injuries.

Decadt's husband, Alexander Naessens, said he learned about his wife's death after receiving a call from New York Presbyterian Hospital officials.

"She was a wonderful wife and the most beautiful mom of our 3-month- and 3-year-old sons," Naessens told HLN. "This loss is unbearable and can not be overcome."

Photo: Family handout

Five victims of the attack were identified earlier 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.

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

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

SEE: These are the victims of the NYC attack: 

Victims of NYC terror attack on bike path
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Victims of NYC terror attack on bike path

Ann-Laure Decadt, 31

Ann-Laurie, a mother of two from Belgium, was riding bicycles with her mom and two sisters along the West Side of Lower Manhattan when she was mowed down.

Photo Credit: Family handout

Darren Drake, 32

The 32-year-old New Jersey resident is remembered by his devastated parents as "the perfect son." 

Photo Credit: Facebook

Nicholas Cleves, 23

Nicholas, the only New York City resident to die in Tuesday's attack, is remembered by those who knew him as a "sweetheart" and a "warm and friendly" person.

Photo Credit: Facebook

Ariel Erlij, 48

Ariel was visiting NYC from Argentina with a group of friends to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation.  

Photo Credit: Facebook

Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, 47

Alejandro was among the friends visiting with Ariel. Alejandro is pictured second from the left. 

Hernan Ferruci, 47

Hernan was also in town with the other 4 Argentinian victims.

Photo Credit: Facebook

Diego Angelini, 47

Diego was also visiting NYC from Argentina with his group of friends from High School.

Photo Credit: Facebook 

Hernán Diego Mendoza, 47

Mendoza was also accompanying his friends from Argentina on their trip to NYC. 

Photo Credit: Getty 


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