Over 300 people were present. Elke was visiting the Catalonian capital together with her two sons, aged 10 and 13, and her husband, when a van careered into pedestrians on the iconic promenade killing over a dozen people and injuring many more. Other members of Elke's family remained unscathed.
Well-wishers lit candles and laid wreaths on the Tongeren market square. The city of Tongeren also provided a book of remembrance. Tongeren mayor Patrick Dewael urged people not to yield to terrorism.