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Inhabitants of Spanish town where family of murdered Aysha came from pay tribute

By Staff Reporter

At least 100 people have attended a memorial in Spain to commemorate Aysha Frade, who was killed in the Westminster terror attack on Wednesday.

A minute's silence was held in the Galician municipality of Betanzos, where the British national's family originates and where she spent her summers.

Betanzos councillor Andres Hermida said the community in Spain was in "enormous pain" and shrouded in an "atmosphere of sadness".

Mrs Frade, who worked in administration at the independent sixth-form school DLD College London in Westminster, is understood to have been 43 and married with two daughters.

An American celebrating his silver wedding anniversary was another of those killed.

Kurt Cochran, from Utah, was on the final day of a celebratory trip to the capital with his wife of 25 years when the pair were caught up in the carnage.

They were visiting Mrs Cochran's parents, who were serving as missionaries in the London Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mrs Cochran broke her leg, a rib and cut her head and is recovering in hospital, her sister Sara Payne-Mcfarland wrote on Facebook.

She said: "While we are glad she survived, our hearts are broken and will never be the same after losing our dear uncle, brother-in-law, father. Kurt, you are a HERO, and we will never forget you." US President Donald Trump said Mr Cochran was a "great American" and said his "prayers and condolences are with his family and friends".

A student injured in the attack went over the bonnet of the killer's car as the carnage began, his mother has said.

Travis Frain (19) was walking across Westminster Bridge with other youngsters when he was mown down by the terrorist's 4x4.

Seconds later the politics student, who wants to become an MP, called his mother to say: "Mum I'm safe... I know you will be worrying."

He suffered a fractured leg and left arm, cuts to his thigh and two broken fingers.

His mother Angela Frain (46), from Darwen, Lancs, said: "I think I asked him a thousand questions all at once. He's very mature and sensible, I'm sure he will take it all in his stride."

Three other students from the group were injured but have been released from hospital. Among them was Owen Lambert (18), from Morecambe, Lancs, who needed stitches to a head wound.

The woman who fell from Westminster Bridge into the River Thames as the attacker ploughed a car through pedestrians was Romanian Andreea Cristea.

Footage of the atrocity appears to show a person falling from the bridge as the attacker's car ploughed through pedestrians.

The other Romanian injured was Andrei Burnaz, understood to be Ms Cristea's partner.

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