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.

Five of the eight people killed were a group of men from Argentina, reuniting in New York for a high school reunion.

The friends were enjoying a group bike ride, close to the World Trade Center, when they were plowed down by the rental truck.

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.

photo: Facebook/Alejandro Pagnucco
photo: Facebook/Hernán Ferruchi
photo: Facebook/Diego Angelini
photo: Facebook/Diego Mendoza
photo: Facebook/Ariel Erlij

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. 

The Argentine government released an additional statement, expressing their deepest condolences:

"We accompany the the families in this terrible moment of deep pain, which all Argentineans share," the statement read. 

Our thoughts remain with New York and the Argentinean victims' families.