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CAIRO – 6 June 2017: The London Bridge terror attack’s first victim has been identified as 30 year old Canadian Christine Archibald.
Archibald, who was living in Europe with fiancé Tyler Ferguson, was in the touristic area when the attack took place Saturday night.
“Tyler is shattered into a million pieces. He held her and watched her die in his arms,” Ferguson’s sister Cassie wrote in a Facebook post.
Archibald’s family members released a statement saying, “we grieve the loss of our beautiful, loving daughter and sister. She had room in her heart for everyone and believed everyone was to be valued and respected.”
On Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement saying that a Canadian was amongst those killed in the attack.
“Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people. I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed,” expressed Trudeau.
The attack occurred on the London Bridge Saturday night around 10 p.m. A van was seen driving onto the sidewalk and into pedestrians. Three men exited the van with knives and a machete and stabbed many on site.
They killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. However, the attackers were killed on sight eight minutes after they began their attack.