The victims include nine Italian, seven Japanese, three Bangladeshi and one Indian nationals, who were held hostage.
Among the victims, three Bangladeshis were Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, son of Ms. Simeen Hossain, CEO of Eskayef and grandson of Mr. Shamim Latifur Rahman, Chairman of Transcom Group, confirmed family members; Abinta Kabir, daughter of Elegant Group chairman Ruba Ahmed, confirmed by the Emory University in a statement, where she was an undergraduate student at the Oxford College campus, and Ishrat Akhond of Institute of Asian Creatives – IAC, confirmed by friends.
Abinta, who lived in Miami in Florida of USA, had recently come home.
Another victim Tarishi Jain (19), daughter of Shri Sanjeev Jain, was from India. She graduated from American School Dhaka and was a student of University of California at Berkeley, Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj confirms.
The Italian nationals among the victims were Adele Puglisi, Marco Tonda, Claudia Maria D’antona, Nadia Benedetti, Vincenzo D’allestro, Maria Rivoli, Cristian Rossi, Claudio Cappelli, and Simona Monti.
A top Japanese government official confirmed there were seven from Japan among the victims, however, the identity of the seven Japanese victims could not be known immediately.