Brazilian national named victim of Nice attack

WION Web Team Paris Oct 30, 2020, 06.58 PM(IST) Oct 31, 2020, 03.17 PM(IST)

Simone Barreto Silva (Photo Courtesy: Simone Barreto Silva family/Reuters) Photograph:( Reuters )

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The Brazilian foreign ministry said the victim lived in France and was a mother of three.

A 44-year-old Brazilian national living in France has been named as one of the victim's of the knife attack which took place in the French city of Nice on Thursday.

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The victim was identified as Simone Barreto Silva. The Brazilian foreign ministry said the victim lived in France and was a mother of three.

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Two people were killed and a woman beheaded after a knife-wielding assailant attacked people in Nice's Notre-Dame church. 

The attacker was apprehended by police after being shot and was taken to hospital.

The attack comes just days after a French teacher Samuel Paty, a school teacher was beheaded in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old Chechen youth.

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