Australian au pair Sara Zelenak, 21, is missing after she became separated from a friend during the London attacks.
The friends were headed for an after-dinner drink at a bar in Borough Market when the crash of the van involved in the attacks drew their attention.
“We both got curious and went back a few steps to see what had happened when people started running and shouting ‘run’. At that moment I got scared and desperate so I ran,” Sara’s friend Pri, 26, told Fairfax Media.
In the hurry to get away the pair became separated. Pri worries Sara’s high heels may have caused her difficulties.
Pri, who hid in the bathroom of a nearby restaurant with another woman, tried calling her friend at 10.09pm, 10.16pm, 10.17pm, and 10.23pm. Sara has not answered her phone or checked her WhatsApp since 10.03pm on Saturday.
“I just want to find her. I’m doing whatever might help people find her and I just want people to help and be able to find her,” she told Fairfax.
“I wish I could have grabbed her hand.”
The Sydney Morning Herald has more.
Four Australians were reportedly caught up in the attacks which took place on Saturday night at London Bridge and Borough Market.
Darwin man Andrew Morrison and Brisbane woman Candice Hedge were both stabbed in the neck. Morrison has returned to Australia, while Hedge is recovering in hospital. Information on the two others remains limited, although prime minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday admitted there were “concerns” for them.
Seven people were killed in the attacks, which have been claimed by ISIS, and another 48 injured were injured. Police shot the three attackers at the scene.
Their identities of two of the three men have been revealed as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Read more on that here.
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