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London Terror Attack Touches High School Students At Home, Abroad

London terror attack touches high school students at home, abroad

LONDON — Tourists, pedestrians and mourners have returned to Westminster Bridge after an emotional rally at Trafalgar Square Thursday evening following a terrorist attack Wednesday in the heart of London.

Four people died after a van driven by Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man, plowed into a crowd on Westminster Bridge and then into gates surrounding the nearby Houses of Parliament. A fifth victim died at hospital Friday morning. Among the more than 50 people injured were three French high school students on a trip to London from a school in Brittany, France.

Megumi Sano, a senior at Southbank International School in London, sent in these photos of the scene near the bridge and the Houses of Parliament:

Sano, who previously wrote for GSS about a March 2016 terror attack in Brussels, said that she was “immediately reminded … about fear, resilience, and compassion.

“Now that the attack has happened in my own city, I’ve realized it’s really a mixture of all these three emotions that consumes the community,” Sano said.

At a candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square yesterday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told Londoners they will carry on.

“We always pull together. We stand up for our values and we show the world we are the greatest city in the world,” Khan said as quoted by The Daily Star.

—Featured photo: Westminster Bridge in London following Wednesday’s terror attack. All photos by Jun Sano. Video by The Guardian.

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