The family and friends of an Australian nanny say she is one of the seven people killed in the London Bridge Terror attack.
They have been paying tributes on social media to 21-year-old Sara Zelenak, who had been missing since the attack on Saturday (June 3) night after being separated from a friend.
On Wednesday (June 7) afternoon the Met Police confirmed she was killed in the attack.
Her family said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our beautiful daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott.
"Sara’s family and friends are devastated.
"We would like to thank our friends and family who are helping us through this very difficult time.
"We will not be making any further comment, and we ask that the media respect our privacy."
Her father, Mark Wallace, had earlier shared a video of his daughter on Facebook and wrote: “I really miss that funny little laugh.”
Friend Elle Bishop said on Facebook: “I find solace in the fact that the hate that saw you taken from us, you have never felt inside, making you a remarkable young woman.”
And Sam Hetherington wrote: “You bought so much joy into our lives, to me and Bea for so long and also to Mum and Dad, who took you under their wing like no other.
“I can’t believe we don’t get to grow old together.
“Just Thursday I messaged you and you told me everything will always work out.
“You would be so overwhelmed by the love from everyone and probably be very salty from the dorky pictures we have together that are all over the world hahaha.
“Rest easy wherever you are, I hope there is lots of KFC and hot boys with you.”
Two Australians were confirmed among the dead by the country’s minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop.
Nurse Kirsty Boden was killed after she ran towards danger to help people, her family said.
Relatives said the 28-year-old was “loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend”, while colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in central London described her as “one in a million”.
“As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life,” her family said in a statement.
“We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was.”
Ms Zelenak, from Brisbane, became separated from her friend after the terrorists’ van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night.
The nanny, who lived in London, was leaving a bar with pal Pri Gonçalves when carnage began and they lost each other while fleeing, the Mirror Online reported.
Ms Gonçalves said she believes Sara may have been slowed down in her escape by her high heels.
“I ran thinking she would be running with me but I looked back and she wasn’t there,” she said.
Friends had made desperate appeals for help on social media.
One family friend wrote on Facebook: “She got separated from her friends and has not been seen since.
“Her phone has rang with no reply and now the battery must have gone.
“She calls her mum daily. It’s been over 24 hours with no news from the consulate.”
It also emerged Ms Zelenak narrowly avoided being caught up in both the Manchester and Westminster terror attacks earlier this year.
She had planned on going to the Ariana Grande concert where 22 died in a suicide bomb blast before pulling out.
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