from Zero Hedge:
Update 10:10 pm: The New York Post is reporting that victims of today’s attack included American students and adults who were on the school bus that was rammed, along with 5 Argentinians and one Belgian.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that several “Argentine citizens” were among the dead, though it’s unclear how many.
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister for Belgium, wrote on Twitter that at least one the victims was Belgian.
“I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,” he tweeted. “I express my condolences to the family and friends.”
Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina has confirmed that two staff members and two students were among those who were hurt. They had been on a school bus, which was struck by suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov.
One of the students is reportedly in critical condition.
According to Reynders, three other Belgians were “also wounded” during the incident and “in the operating room” undergoing surgery on Tuesday night. The extent of their injuries was not clear.
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Update 9:50 pm: In a tweet that was seemingly tailor made to infuriate CNN’s army of political analysts, President Trump announced that he has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to step up its “already Extreme Vetting Program” in light of today’s attack in New York City. adding that “being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”
Of course, it’s widely known by now that Trump’s tweets don’t constitute official White House statements, or even concrete policy changes…
Update 9:00 pm: One World Trade Center was lit up in red, white and blue following today’s attack…