4 killed, 31 out of 50 in­jured treated in hospi­tal

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FOUR peo­ple were killed and at least 50 peo­ple from 12 dif­fer­ent coun­tries were in­jured in the ter­ror at­tack on Wed­nes­day out­side Bri­tain’s par­lia­ment.

Here is what we know about the vic­tims.

KEITH Palmer, a 48-year-old mem­ber of the par­lia­men­tary pro­tec­tion force, was fa­tally stabbed as he stood guard at the West­min­ster ve­hi­cle gates.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May said the hus­band and fa­ther, who had been a po­lice of­fi­cer for 15 years, was “ev­ery inch a hero”.

He had pre­vi­ously served in the Bri­tish army along­side James Clev­erly, now a Con­ser­va­tive mem­ber of par­lia­ment, who tweeted: “A lovely man, a friend. I’m heart­bro­ken.”

As a trib­ute, Charl­ton Ath­letic foot­ball club placed a scarf in its red and white colours on Seat 166 of its sta­dium, which Palmer held as a sea­son ticket holder.

Thou­sands of peo­ple also do­nated money to Palmer’s fam­ily via a crowd­fund­ing page set up by the po­lice force union.

By early yes­ter­day, it had col­lected £435,000 (RM2.4 mil­lion).

COL­LEAGUES of Aysha Frade, a mother who was run down as she was on her way to pick up her chil­dren, said she was “loved” and would be “deeply missed”.

A Span­ish diplo­matic source said Frade was a 43-year-old Bri­tish na­tional whose mother was Span­ish.

Me­dia re­ports said her daugh­ters were 7 and 9 years old.

KURT Cochran, 54, from Utah in the United States, had been in Lon­don with his wife, Melissa Payne, to cel­e­brate their 25th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

“Our fam­ily is heart­bro­ken,” his brother-in-law Clint Payne said.

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump took to Twit­ter to pay trib­ute to “a great Amer­i­can”, adding that his “prayers and con­do­lences are with the fam­ily and friends”.

Cochran’s wife is re­port­edly in hospi­tal, where she is re­cov­er­ing from a bro­ken leg and rib and a cut on her head.

LES­LIE Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south Lon­don, died of his wounds late on Thurs­day.

“The man had been re­ceiv­ing treat­ment fol­low­ing the at­tack and life sup­port was with­drawn this evening,” po­lice said.

Po­lice said 31 of at least 50 peo­ple wounded were treated in hospi­tal. Two peo­ple re­mained in “crit­i­cal con­di­tion” yes­ter­day, while another has life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Three French pupils on a school trip to Lon­don, all aged 15 or 16, were among those hurt, in­clud­ing two who suf­fered bro­ken bones but were not re­ported to be in life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion.

French For­eign Min­is­ter JeanMarc Ayrault vis­ited them.

Five South Korean tourists — four women and a man in their 50s and 60s — were wounded af­ter be­ing knocked to the ground by flee­ing peo­ple.

May said that among those hos­pi­talised were 12 Britons as well as two Greeks and two Ro­ma­ni­ans, one Ger­man, one Pole, one Ir­ish cit­i­zen, one Chi­nese na­tional, one Ital­ian and one Amer­i­can.

On Thurs­day, she paid a pri­vate visit to some of the vic­tims at Lon­don’s Chelsea and West­min­ster Hospi­tal.

The in­jured also in­cluded three po­lice of­fi­cers re­turn­ing from an event recog­nis­ing their brav­ery, two of whom have sig­nif­i­cant in­juries. Among the in­jured Britons were four stu­dents from Edge Hill Uni­ver­sity in Orm­skirk in north­west Eng­land, who were on an ed­u­ca­tional visit to the par­lia­ment. AFP


Po­lice of­fi­cer Keith Palmer pos­ing with a vis­i­tor out­side Par­lia­ment in Lon­don shortly be­fore he was killed on Wed­nes­day.

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