In the wake of last nights terror attacks in London, seven people have lost their lives, 48 were injured, and 21 out of the 36 who have been hospitalized remain in critical condition.
As of Monday, June 5, several of those who lost their lives have been identified.Chrissy Archibald, 30, of Canada died in her fiancs arms, according to CNN, after being struck on London Bridge. Londoner James McMullan, 32, was last seen outside of a pub and is believed to be one of the deceased. A French citizen has also died, butpersons identification hasnt been revealed. CNN also reports that people who are still missing Sebastien Belanger andIgnacio Echeverria.
Among the injured were police officers, reporters,Spain, Australia, and New Zealand citizens, according to the
As new information continues to develop, many are being treated for their injuries likeGeoff Ho, a business editor with the Sunday Express and a martial arts expert who stepped in to break up what he thought was a fight when he was stabbed in the throat, according to The Mirror. He is in the ICU and unable to speak.
One victim, who also had issues speaking because of her injuries, made sure everyone knew she was OK with a feisty yet emotional Facebook post.Australian Candice Hedge was working at one of the Borough Market restaurants when she was stabbed. Im doing OK. Still in hospital, but all in the clear. I really cant talk, Hedge wrote on Facebook, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, The f-r stabbed me in the neck. Dont worry too much. I love you all.
Police arrested 12 people on Sunday who they believe are connected to the attacks.
After three assailantsdrove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, they launched a stabbing spree at nearby restaurants and pubs inBorough Market. Police responded to thefirst emergency call around 10 p.m. and headed toward the bridge, where they killed the three assailantswithin roughly eight minutes, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said.
This morning while addressing the media, Prime Minister Theresa May said the country needs to reevaluate its counterterrorism efforts, as these incidents were the third major terror attack in the country within three months. ISIS didnt claim responsibilityfor the incidents until later in the day on Sunday.
According to , Prime MinisterMaysaid, Our society should continue to function in accordance with our values. But when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change.