LONDON - An Australian woman who was badly injured in the London terror attack was stabbed while trying to hide from one of the assailants, according to media reports.
Candice Hedge was one of the 48 people wounded in the attack by three men who went on a rampage on Saturday (June 3), knocking down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revellers at the nearby Borough Market. Seven people were killed in the attack.
Relatives of the 34-year-old, who moved to London a year ago from Brisbane, said she was slashed in the throat while taking cover under a table from an attacker.
But the attacker spotted her and walked over to stab her in the throat, Australia's ABC news reported.
Hedge, who had been at the bar with her boyfriend, was later taken to hospital, where she underwent surgery.
Her mother said she called her friends and family after the surgery to let them know she was recovering. "She's called me from her hospital bed. She had a bandage around her neck. They just operated on her yesterday," Hedge's mother, Kim Del Toro, told ABC.
Hedge also posted on Facebook that she was doing better, The Guardian reported. "Hey everyone, just so you know I'm doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes," Hedge said in the post.
Another Australian was also injured in the attack. Andrew Morrison, an electrician from Darwin was leaving a bar where he had been spending his last night in London watching the Champions League final when he was stabbed.
A video posted on Reddit showed Morrison nursing his blood-stained neck with a cloth as he was being cared for by paramedics.
"All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife … I push him off. I walk into a pub and say, 'Someone help me, I've been stabbed,'" he said in the video.
In addition to Hedge and Morrison, Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday said there were two other Australians who were believed to be involved in the attack, The Guardian reported.
"There are two other Australians, so that brings it to a total of four, about whom we have very real concerns, but at this stage we're not able to say anything more," he said.
A New Zealander, Oliver Dowling, was stabbed in the face, neck and stomach and was recovering after four hours of surgery.
Seven French citizens were also wounded in the attack, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday. Four of them are in serious condition.