While most people run away from danger, Kirsty Boden was seen running toward victims during the terror attack at London Bridge. The 28-year old Australian nurse has just been identified as one of the seven people killed during this attack.
In a statement on behalf of the family of Boden, they said, “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.”
Described as “outgoing, kind, and [a] generous person,” the nurse loved to help others in her job and in her daily life. The family concluded the statement adding that they will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and asking for the public to respect their privacy during this time of grieving.
Boden, who moved to London only a few years ago, loved traveling and documented her trips on her blog “The Time-Poor Traveller,” describing herself as “just your average dream, with a full-time job and a constant longing to go where I haven’t been,” according to News.com.
Boden is said to be one of four Australians who were believed to be caught up in this attack.
During the course of the attacks, seven people were killed and 48 were wounded. Police killed the three terrorists within minutes of the violence erupting, reported The Guardian.
As of Tuesday morning, the third attacker as been identified as 22-year old Youssef Zaghba by London’s metropolitan police. London Attacker Was Stopped At Italian Airport Bound For Syria