London Attack: Sara Zelenak was 'absolutely beautiful'
BRISBANE woman Sara Zelenak - killed in the London Bridge terror attack - didn't drink and didn't do drugs. She was the smart, sensible girl next door who couldn't wait to meet her parents in Paris.
Speaking to media on Tuesday outside the family's home in Ormiston, east of Brisbane, Ms Zelenak's aunt Tara said she was an "absolutely beautiful" girl.
She described the former Moreton Bay College student as "absolutely beautiful", "the girl next door" and a "very special kindred spirit".
"She's one of those people that doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't do anything wrong.
"She's amazing and she's 21 years of age."
Ms Zelenak was working in London as an au pair, and was due to work on Saturday night but had a change of plans after the grandparents of her young charges took over instead.
She was leaving the bar London Grind, near the bridge, with her friend Pri Gonçalves when they heard the van crash and saw people running from the carnage.
The friends were separated as people ran for their lives from a white van ploughing into pedestrians on London Bridge.
Ms Zelenak's mother Julie Wallace was told earlier this week how her daughter had narrowly missed being caught up in the two previous terror attacks in the UK in the past three months - a similar attack at Westminster where four pedestrians and a policeman were killed and the suicide bombing at a Manchester pop concert which killed 22 people.
"Where (the) policemen were stabbed three months ago, she was there the day before in the exact same spot," Ms Wallace told 97.3FM radio in Brisbane.
"The one with Ariana Grande (in Manchester), she was going to go to the concert."
Ms Wallace said she had spoken to her daughter on Friday afternoon, who had been excited about an upcoming trip where she would join her in Paris.
"She said, 'Oh mum! It's only 28 days until you and I and dad can have baguettes and cheese and croissants in Paris. I'm so excited to go to Paris!' because she hasn't been.''
"She's a very smart, sensible girl, she is healthy, fit, trim, taut, terrific - she doesn't do anything wrong in any way.
"She's very sensible, far more sensible than I was at her age."
Ms Wallace told 97.3FM she felt "absolute terror'' when she heard about the attack.
She said Ms Zelenak had been travelling since March, having a "wonderful trip'' and life experiences, and she was counting down the days until she travelled to Europe to meet her daughter to continue the holiday.
"But horror, absolute horror,'' she said.
South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden was confirmed dead by UK authorities overnight.
Two other Australians are recovering after being stabbed in the neck by the terrorists.
Candice Hedge, 31, of Queensland, is recovering in hospital after being attacked in Elliott's cafe. Andrew Morrison, of Darwin, is home in Australia after being stabbed in the throat as he walked down the street.