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Ten people remain in critical condition after London Bridge attack - Health Authority
December 16 2017, 10:29 | Irvin Gilbert
The death toll from the London Bridge terror attack has risen to eight after police searching for French national recovered a body from the Thames near Limehouse.
French President Emmanuel Macron said a third French victim had been identified among those killed in the attack, adding: "We are paying a heavy cost in these attacks".
The 45-year-old Frenchman, Xavier Thomas, has been missing since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.
Thomas had been strolling across London Bridge with his girlfriend, Christine Delcros, during a weekend visit when they were struck.
Delcros was seriously injured by the van, although her condition in hospital has stabilised, her family said.
Australian Sara Zelenak was a victim of the London attack.
In a statement, her family said: "We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our handsome daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott".
A college friend of Mr Pigeard's told the BBC the victim's mother was devastated by the news.
"We would like to thank our friends and family who are helping us through this very hard time".
On Wednesday, journalist and relative Isabel Duran tweeted: "Ignacio Echeverria attacked the terrorists to try to save a woman".
His father, Joaquin Echeverria, said British authorities had previously not shared any information with them, but his son's employer, HSBC, had provided the services of a private detective to help with their search.
He is reported to have used his skateboard against one of the jihadists, who was stabbing a woman.
French chef Sebastien Belanger, who worked at the Coq d'Argent restaurant near Bank, was also killed during the attack. He had been watching the Champions League final football match with friends at a nearby pub before the attack. They drove their auto and plowed down pedestrians on London Bridge.
James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, Canadian citizen Christine Archibald, 30, Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, and Alexandre Pigeard, 27, have already been named among the dead.