Nurse Killed in London Bridge Terror Attack 'Ran Towards Danger'

Pauline Gross
June 20, 2017

They added: "We are so proud of Kirsty's fearless actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life".

A photo of a happy and smiling Ms Zelenak featured prominently in British newspapers on Tuesday along with the story of her disappearance.

She died in Saturday's attack that saw a van driven into crowds on the sidewalks of London Bridge before three men got out of the vehicle and went on a stabbing spree in Borough Market.

Police said yesterday that a French man who has been missing since the night of the attack may have been thrown off London Bridge and into the River Thames by the killers' speeding vehicle.

The 32-year-old from Hackney, east London, was identified by a bank card found on his body, according to his sister.

An online fundraising campaign, originally set up to collect money to send Ms Zelenak's parents to the United Kingdom, has been re-opened in light of the confirmation of her death.

He's the second victim to be officially named after Canadian woman Christine Archibald who died on London Bridge.

They were out celebrating Sara's new job in Westminster and had met at London Bridge station before going to dinner. He tried to help a bouncer who was being attacked but was stabbed in the throat himself.

An off-duty Metropolitan Police officer was in hospital with serious injuries after he confronted the attackers with no weapon. The attackers were shot dead by police.

Sara Zelenak has not been in contact with friends or relatives since Saturday night.

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The friends were separated as people ran for their lives from a white van ploughing into pedestrians on London Bridge.

A second Australian was also killed, the country's foreign minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, without naming the other victim.

She said Ms Zelenak had been at Westminster the day before 52-year-old terrorist Khalid Masood killed five in a vehicle and knife rampage, and had planned to go to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, where suicide bomber Salman Abedi murdered 22 victims. The friend described seeing Mr Echeverria lying on the floor after confronting one of the assailants.

Ms Bishop said the families were arriving in London and an announcement about identities would be made after the bodies were formally identified.

"They were very madly in love and had quite the plans for the future", he said.

The area around Borough Market is not expected to reopen Tuesday.

Women place bouquets of flowers on a memorial for victims at London Bridge.

Originally from Angers, western France, Mr Belanger had lived in London for several years and worked at the Coq d'Argent restaurant in the City, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The page was previously closed after it reached a $15,000 target within 24 hours.

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