France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

The foreign ministry said in a statement that a third French national was still missing and that four were gravely injured.

FILE: Police officers and emergency response vehicles are seen on the street outside Borough Market on 4 June 2017 the morning after a terror attack on London Bridge and the Borough area in London. Picture: AFP.

PARIS – France said on Wednesday that two of its citizens were among the seven people killed when militants drove a van into revellers and then went on a stabbing spree in central London on Saturday.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that a third French national was still missing and that four were gravely injured.

Le Parisien daily newspaper named the dead man as 36-year-old Sebastian Belanger.

London police said late on Tuesday that they feared a French tourist, 45-year-old Xavier Thomas, had been thrown into the River Thames by the attackers' van and drowned. His girlfriend was seriously injured in the collision.