One of the three victims of the attack at a French church was identified as a Brazilian woman, 44, who confessed love to her three children before dying at a nearby bar.
Simone Barreto Silva was stabbed several times inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice during the assault by a young Tunisian who also killed a 55-year-old church keeper and a 60-year-old woman, according to The Guardian.
The seriously injured woman stumbled out of the church and ran to the bar, where she collapsed and told the rescuers: “Tell my children I love them” before she could not bear the injury. mine.
Silva, a Salvadoran native on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, has lived in Paris for 30 years.
“The Brazilian government is sorry to announce that one of the people killed was a 44-year-old Brazilian mother with three children, living in France,”; according to a statement from the State Department, which did not confirm whether she had. French nationality or not.
“President Jair Bolsonaro, on behalf of the entire country of Brazil, extended his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the citizen murdered in Nice, as well as the other victims, while extending the union. your relationship with the people and the French Government, ”the statement continued.
The Brazilian government also expressed “resolutely against any form of terrorism” and expressed “in particular its solidarity with Christians and other believers who suffer persecution. and violence because of their beliefs ”.
The suspect is identified as Brahim Aouissaoui, 21 years old, who entered France illegally.
He was shot by police while shouting “Allahu akbar!” moments after the gruesome attack killed 55-year-old Silva, Vincent Loques and an unknown woman.
President Emmanuel Macron called this a “terrorist attack of Islamism” and the government had set terrorist warnings at their maximum before the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day on Sunday.