'Panic, shock, confusion': Regina man from Barcelona reacts to attacks

A man from Barcelona now living in Regina is in shock after a van drove on to a sidewalk in a popular tourist area in his home city, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 people.

Death toll hits 13 with more than 100 injured when van plows through tourist area

Ivan Carrillo says the Spanish people are strong, and he expects normal life to resume in Barcelona soon. (CBC News)

A Regina man who grew up in Barcelona says he was in shock when he heard about a terrorist attack happening in his home city. 

Ivan Carrillo said his family and friends live near the Las Ramblas neighbourhood where a van drove on to a sidewalk and plowed through a crowd, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100.

"My family, everything is OK … they're living in this area of the city. The first moment was panic, shock and confusion," he told CBC News on Thursday. 

Carrillo described the area as a popular tourist spot lined with shops and restaurants, drawing thousands of people every day. 

He said the Spanish people are resilient and expects the city to return to normal soon.