On Monday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that four Australians were affected by the London attack over the weekend, not just two as originally thought. Now it's been revealed that one of those people is Brisbane woman Sara Zelenak, 21, who has been missing since the attacks on Saturday night(London time). She was last seen on the London Bridge, just seconds after terrorists drove into the crowd in a white van.
Sara, who moved to the UK in March to work as a nanny, was celebrating her new job with friend Pri Gonçalves when the attack took place. After hearing the van crash, Pri says she and Sara held back a bit to see what was going on. "We both got curious and went back a few steps to see what had happened when people started running and shouting 'run,'" she told Fairfax Media. "At that moment I got scared and desperate so I ran. Sara was with me when people started running and shouting but at that very moment we got separated. I ran thinking she would be running with me but I looked back and she wasn't there."
Immediately afterwards, Pri tried Sara's mobile phone a number of times, to no avail. According to Fairfax, Sara's host family in London has been in regular contact with authorities, local hospitals and the Australian Embassy, but as of Tuesday morning there was still no news on Sara's whereabouts. Her mum Julie and stepdad Mark are headed to London to help in the search for their daughter.
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