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Three French schoolchildren hurt in London attack

A total of 90 students from Concarneau Lycee in Brittany, western France, were in London, about a dozen of which were in the area of the attack, an official at the school told Reuters. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters London, United Kingdom Mar 22, 2017, 06.31 PM (IST)

Three French schoolchildren were hurt in the attack near London's parliament on Wednesday, French officials said.

The three students from the Concarneau Lycee in Brittany, western France, were on a school trip there, a foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement. The statement did not say how serious the injuries were.

A total of 90 students from the school were in London, about a dozen of which were in the area of the attack, an official at the school told Reuters.

"As the centre of London was hit by a cowardly attack, France assures the British people of its solidarity," the foreign ministry statement said, adding that French authorities were in contact with their British counterparts.

A report in Le Telegramme newspaper cited a fellow students who was at the scene of what British police have described as a terrorist incident, saying the three were hit by a car that was involved whilst walking on Westminster Bridge. One of them landed on the hood of the car, the Telegramme said.

They were aged around 15 or 16, Le Telegramme reported.

(Reuters)

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