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Spain urges UK to speed up IDs on bridge victims

Spain urges British authorities to speed up the identification of the dead and wounded in the London Bridge attacks to spare more suffering to the relatives who have been looking for a 39-year-old Spanish banker.

Ignacio Echeverria, who worked in the British capital as a financial risks analyst for HSBC, was last seen lying on the floor near London Bridge after he confronted assailants with a skateboard.

People lay flowers for victims of Saturday's attack on London Bridge, Monday, June 5, 2017 (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
People lay flowers for victims of Saturday’s attack on London Bridge, Monday, June 5, 2017 (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says during an interview with Spanish public radio that he finds it strange that the identification was taking so long. He says: “Especially during a terrorist attack, the victims and their relatives have to be well taken care of.”

— AP

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