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Daniel Alejandro Perez

Daniel Perez, 21, of Peru, was a student of international relations, according to the Virginia Tech Web site.

He was killed while in a French class at Norris Hall, according to his mother, Betty Cueva.

His father, Flavio Perez, spoke of the death to RPP radio in Peru. He lives in Peru and said he was trying to obtain a humanitarian visa from the U.S. consulate here. He is separated from Cueva, who said she had lived in the United States for six years.

A spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Lima said the student's father "will receive all the attention possible when he applies" for the visa.

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