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Inquest opens into the death of five London attack victims
June 14, 2017 / 10:11 AM / 5 months ago

Inquest opens into the death of five London attack victims

LONDON (Reuters) - A coroner on Tuesday opened an inquest into the deaths of five people killed in an Islamist militant attack in London in which three men in a van mowed down pedestrians then stabbed bystanders in a rampage through a nightlife area of the capital.

Floral tributes are left near London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people, in London, Britain June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

London police presented evidence to the senior coroner at Southwark Coroner’s Court with a preliminary cause of death given.

The victims included one Briton, two Australians, one Frenchman and one Spaniard. Three other people were killed in the June 3 attack and hearings into their deaths will begin on Wednesday.

A date for the inquests into the deaths of the three attackers has yet to be decided.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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