A South Australian woman has been confirmed as one of the casualties of the London Bridge terror attack.
28-year-old Kirsty Boden’s death was confirmed in a statement released by UK police this evening.
Boden is believed to be from the town of Loxton and, according to ‘The Advertiser‘ was a Flinders University graduate who had been working as a nurse in the UK for several years.
According to the statement, which was made on behalf of her family, Boden was fatally injured when attempting to provide assistance to people on the bridge during the attack:
“Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend. She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.
“As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.
“We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye.”
Concerns are also growing for the whereabouts of Sara Zelenak, a Brisbane woman who was at the scene of the attack.
Source: SMH / 9 News / News.com.au.
Photo: Metropolitan Police.