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One of the dead was a mother of young sons from Belgium.The other victims were Americans: One a new college graduate working as a software engineer, the other a doting son who had recently lost nearly 100 pounds and was getting a bike ride in between meetings at his World Trade Center job.The victims were mowed down by a rental truck Tuesday afternoon near the World Trade Center.The largest group of victims came from Rosario, Argentina, the country's third-largest city and the hometown of international football star Lionel Messi and guerrilla leader Che Guevara. Wednesday, friends and relatives began remembering the victims – and recounting the circumstances that led them to New York.A GROUP OF FRIENDSThree decades had passed since their 1987 graduation from the Polytechnic School of Rosario, Argentina. But the Argentine victims of Tuesday's truck attack, most of them architects, had remained close friends, getting together several times a year.The five dead were among a group of 10 friends marking their graduation with a tour of New York and Boston, where a survivor of the group lived.One victim, Hernan Diego Mendoza, was an architect and father of three who designed the home of his close friend, Estanislao Beas.Another friend, Cesar Lagostino, attended a candlelight vigil for the victims Wednesday evening outside the school.
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