Identities of victims in the series of Paris attacks start to emerge

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  • Names of victims in the recent series of Paris attacks have started to surface
  • The list includes a lawyer, a woman working for a roller derby team, a college student, and a British man working with an American band
  • No Filipinos have been identified as of posting

After the horrific series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France that recently shocked the world, the identities of the victims have started to emerge.

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One of the first names that came out was 26-year-old criminal lawyer Valentin Ribet. A graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE), Valentin is one of the many killed at the Bataclan concert venue. LSE confirmed his death, expressing their community’s deep sorrow. The company, Hogan Lovells, at which Valentin worked describes him as “a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office.”

Also at the concert hall was Lola Salines, who worked for the La Boucherie de Paris roller derby team. As verified by her father, Georges Salines, via Twitter, Lola died during the brazen attacks.

Students from different parts of the world were also harmed by the attacks, and one of the unfortunate casualties was Nohemi Gonzalez. Nohemi was only in Paris for an international exchange program at the Strate School of Design. In a Facebook post, Michael LaForte, who is a lecturer at the design academy, shared that they are grieving for Nohemi’s passing for she was “senselessly murdered by Isis cowards in Paris.”

Further, family, friends, and his beloved girlfriend are all mourning for the death of British man Nick Alexander. Nick was working with American rock group Eagles of Death Metal. In a Twitter post, girlfriend Polina Buckley tweeted, “Sleep tight, my sweet prince.”

As the search continues, Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles Jose reported that there are no Filipinos that have been identified yet. However, he emphasized that there are efforts being taken to make sure that affected Filipinos are being taken cared of, saying, “Our embassy continues to monitor closely the situation and stands ready to extend assistance to Filipinos who may need it.”