Australian nurse killed by terrorists was helping victims

Australian nurse Kirsty Boden was killed by terrorists as she ran towards danger in an effort to help people, her family have said.

Kirsty Boden, who has been named as one of the victims killed in Saturday's London Bridge attack. (Metropolitan Police/ via AP)

She is the third person to named among the dead after three attackers ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market.

Her family paid tribute to her in a statement on Tuesday.

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“Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend,” they said.

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“She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person, who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.

“As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life.

“We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty - we love you and we will miss you dearly.”

Her family have asked for privacy.