A 7-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman has been named as missing in the wake of the devastating Barcelona terror attacks.
As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the little boy became separated from his mother, who has since been hospitalised.
Julian’s aunt Hayley shared a post on Facebook appealing for assistance to find the missing boy.
“My nephew Julian Cadman is missing. Please like and share. We have found Jom and she is serious but stable in hospital,” she wrote.
“Julian is 7 years old and was out with Jom and they were separated. Please share if you have family or friends in Barcelona."
The Daily Telegraph reports that Julian's father is currently travelling to Spain in a desperate bid to find his son.
ORIGINAL: Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a van that mowed into crowds on the bustling Las Ramblas tourist strip of Barcelona in the early hours of this morning – mid-afternoon in Spain.
13 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, according to current reports, with eyewitnesses saying the vehicle sped a staggering 500-metres into a pedestrian-only area at as fast as 80km/hour.
Four Australians are among the injured, smh.com.au reports, including a NSW woman who is in “serious but stable condition in hospital,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told media, and two Victorian men who have minor injuries.
Australian Susan McLean spoke with Sunrise from Barcelona this morning, saying “it was too close for comfort.”
“There was a tidal wave of people running from Las Ramblas around the corner down our street. They were panicked, they were running for their lives. They were screaming, they were crying hysterically. Immediately we knew something terrible had happened.”
Spain was rocked by a second attack involving a van, which ended with police shooting dead five terrorists.
According to the latest reports, a third person has been arrested in connection with the van attack in Barcelona.