Three people — excluding the attacker — have been confirmed dead and 29 were injured in the recent London terror attack.
Here is what is known about the victims.
Three people – excluding the attacker – were murdered. 29 are injured. Seven critically.
Theresa May revealed today that among the injured there were 12 Britons, three French, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one German, one Chinese, one Irish, one Italian and two Greeks. The foreign victims are likely to all have been tourists.
This is what we know:
- Husband and father Pc Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by terrorist at gates of Parliament
Aysha Frade, 43, was on her way to meet her two children, aged eight and 11, when she was killed on Westminster Bridge.
- Three French school children are in a critical condition last night. The students are believed to be 15 or 16 and attend the private Lycée Saint-Joseph in Brittany.
- The attacker also targeted 13 students from Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, Lancashire. The university said four were hurt. One had head injuries, another wrist injuries, while two were walking wounded.
- A Romanian couple on holiday are also thought to be among the injured. Andrei Burnaz , an engineer in his mid-20s, and Andreea Cristea , his girlfriend, 29, were caught up in the attack.
- Five Korean tourists were also reported to be among the injured, one seriously.
- One woman had jumped into the Thames to escape.
- A Portuguese man was also hurt in the rampage
- Irish victim is not seriously injured
The first fatality was 43-year old Aysha Frade. She was hit by the terrorist’s car on her way to pick up her daughters, aged 8 and 11, from school. She appears to have been thrown under a bus after bing hit and died at the scene. Her grief-stricken husband, John, was at work at the time of the incident.
After the terrorist plowed into people on the bridge, he smashed his car into the outer wall of Parliament, ran through a gate and repeatedly stabbed 48-year old Metropolitan policeman, Keith Palmer. A Member of Parliament, Tobias Ellwood, performed CPR on PC Palmer to no avail.
There were tears in the Commons today for hero PC Keith Palmer from the MP who gave him mouth-to-mouth after he was stabbed and another politician who served with him in the Army.
Tobias Ellwood’s blood-stained face as he performed CPR on the knifed policeman became a defining image of yesterday’s horrifying terror attack.
Today Mr Ellwood was in tears as he listened to a Commons debate about PC Palmer’s ultimate sacrifice and was too emotional to speak about his attempts to keep him alive.
Read more: Daily Mail
Watch Member of Parliament, James Cleverly, break down remembering Palmer and requesting that the slain officer be awarded a posthumous George Medal for valor:
The third victim was American, Kurt Cochran, who was visiting London with his wife on a European tour. It’s believed that he was knocked off of the Westminster Bridge and fell onto the concrete underpass below. His wife is also believed to have been knocked off the bridge. She was found near the Thames with a broken leg and suffering from serious injuries.
Numerous tourists and students from Britain, France and Korea are among the injured with 29 in hospital on top of the ‘walking wounded’. Seven are critically ill with ‘catastrophic injuries’ – potentially including two other police officers.
Three children were hurt from St Joseph’s School in the seaside town of Concarneau, Brittany, which lost a former pupil in the Paris Bataclan attack in 2015. Their parents have flown into London to visit them at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Read more: Daily Mail
Watch a student from the French high school, St. Joseph in Concarneau:
The woman who jumped into the Thames has been identified as 29-year old Andreea Cristea. She was visiting London with her fiancé, Andrei Burnaz, for his birthday. Cristea was rescued by a City Cruise ship and was treated by medics at a pier. She is in hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries. Burnaz broke his foot after the attack.
You can see Cristea plunge into the water here:
These are just a few of the victims that have been identified.
There are more that are seriously injured and fighting for their lives.
Many families have been changed forever by this act of violence.