Sport Simone, Brazilian living in France for 30 years, killed in the Nice attack

11:40  30 october  2020
11:40  30 october  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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Brazil -born Simone Barreto Silva, 44, lived in France for 30 years and had three sons, the Brazilian Consulate in Paris has said. 'Tell my sons I love them': Last words of Brazil -born Nice terror attack victim, 44, who staggered to café next to church that was attacked by Islamist knifeman before dying

On the morning of 29 October 2020, three people were killed in a stabbing attack at Notre-Dame de Nice , a Roman Catholic basilica in Nice , France , by a man shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced on the night of Thursday to Friday that one of the victims killed in the Nice attack was a expatriate living in France for 30 years, mother of three children.

  Simone, Brésilienne installée en France depuis 30 ans, tuée dans l’attentat de Nice © REUTERS / Eric Gaillard

Simone Barreto Silva was 44 years old. This Brazilian, living in France for 30 years, fought to the end to survive. But, seriously injured in the Nice attack on Thursday morning in the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption , she lost her life. The Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced the news overnight. “President Jair Bolsonaro, on behalf of the entire Brazilian nation, offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of our murdered citizen in Nice, as well as those of the other two victims, and extends his solidarity to the people and to the French government, ”was announced in a press release. Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo then spoke personally on social media, expressing his "deep sorrow after the death of a 44-year-old Brazilian woman, mother of three, which occurred today in Nice, France. ".

Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church

  Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French churchNICE, France (Reuters) - A woman was beheaded by an attacker with a knife who also killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police said, in an incident the city's mayor described as terrorism.

President Emmanuel Macron said France was “under attack ” in the wake of the killings inside the Notre-Dame basilica in the coastal city of Nice on The third victim was 44- year -old mother of three named in Brazilian media as Simone Barreto Silva, who was stabbed several times inside the basilica.

media captionPolice gunshots heard as three killed in Nice 'Islamist terrorist' stabbings. Three people have died in a knife attack at a church in Nice , in what French President Emmanuel Macron He said France would not surrender its core values after visiting the Notre-Dame basilica in the southern city.

According to " Globo ", Simone Barreto Silva was born in Cidade Baixa, a suburb of Salvador, Brazil, and had lived in France for 30 years. A trained cook, this mother of three was currently working as a caregiver for the elderly. Despite her years in France, she had never forgotten her native Brazil, which she regularly honored. She was involved in various cultural events, including Lavage de La Madeleine, in Paris, a Brazilian festival that she attended every year. She was also involved, in Nice, with her sisters and cousins, in the Yemanja Festival.

The first testimonies show that Simone Barreto Silva is the victim who tried to escape by going into hiding in a bar. The owner of the establishment, interviewed by France Info , said that "she crossed the street, all bloody, and my brother and one of our employees who saved her, put her inside of the restaurant, without understanding anything, and she said that there was an armed man inside the church ”. The brother and the employee tried to go into the church but saw the armed terrorist. They fled and immediately called the police. According to the bar owner, the victim died an hour and a half after being injured. “Help came to this lady who was still alive and who managed to speak to help. She told them specifically Tell my children that I love them just before I die, "a BFMTV correspondent said Thursday after the attack. The other two victims of the attack are a 60-year-old woman, and a man, Vincent L., 55, father of two daughters.

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