Tuesday's horrific terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan left eight innocent people dead and 11 more injured. The attack, which happened when a truck plowed into pedestrians on a bike path, was ruled an "act of terror" after discovering the suspect yelled "Allahu Akbar" while driving.
New reports show the victims were connected in a very special way.
The longtime friends were reuniting for their 30th graduation anniversary.
The five men, plus a few others, attended Colegio Politécnico de Rosario in 1987. They chose to meet up in New York City for the celebration.
The five victims' names were Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij, and Hernán Ferruchi.
Erlij, pictured above, reportedly paid for two of his friends' flights, who couldn't afford the trip.
Aside from the five murder victims, Martin Ludovico Marro (another friend on the trip) was injured and is currently recovering at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
"We are trying to figure out how to go on," Mateo Estrémé, Consul General of Argentina to the United Nations, said.
"They don't know what to do," he said, while speaking about the victims' families.