dedemsvaart - The Dutch victims of the Barcelona attack are in a bad state. That confirms family members of the family from Dedemsvaart and their 16-year-old girlfriend. The company was on holiday in Spain.
In particular, mother Bertha Bijl and 16-year-old Karlijn van Ommen- a girlfriend of her daughter- are in a bad state. Both were hit by the terrorist bus during a walk over the Ramblas.
According to the first reports, Karlijn would have broken both legs, but her sister would know that the damage is more serious. The mother of the girl has flown to Spain today to be with her daughter. An uncle was already there.
Bertha is also heavy. She has multiple bone fractures and injuries. The father of the family, Jako Bijl, was overtaken by the fleeting crowd during the attack and was so injured.
Karlijn obtained her vmbo diploma at Vechtdal College in Ommen this summer. She was in class with the daughter of the Bijl family and went to Spain. The two had already been to India on a school trip earlier this year.
Mayor Bas Verk van Ommen was shocked this afternoon by the attack. On Twitter he wrote: 'Also resident Ommen wounded. Our sympathy goes out to victims and their families. '
In the attacks in Spain yesterday, fourteen deadly victims and more than one hundred and thirty were injured.