Peruvian victim among dead in Brussels terror attack

Adelma Tapia Ruiz Foto: Facebook

Adelma Tapia Ruiz Foto: Facebook

15:11 | Lima, Mar. 22.

Peruvian citizen Adelma Marina Tapia Ruiz and other 33 people died this morning in the terrorist attack that rocked Brussels, Belgium.

Tapia, 36, was at Zaventem Airport waiting for a flight that would take her, her husband and two daughters to New York for a family reunion.

According to her brother Fernando Tapia, her three-year-old twins and her Belgian husband were leaving the waiting area during the attack. This kept them alive, although one of the girls was injured by a shard. She is said to be out of danger.

Born in the jungle region of Ucayali, Adelma and her family were going to New York to meet her sisters Celia and Milenka. The plan was to get together for Holy Week.

One of her dreams was to open a Peruvian restaurant in Brussels. 

Fernando Tapia posted a message on Facebook to confirm her death. “Rest in peace my little sister and my sympathy to everyone, as we all know how hard it will be to go on in your absence, cause we won't see you anymore.” 


Published: 3/22/2016
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