London terror attack: The victims

LONDON - Seven people were killed in Saturday's terror assault in central London and 48 taken to hospital after three assailants attacked a very international neighbourhood thronged with revellers.

The dead include a Canadian woman and a French man, while the injured came from a variety of countries including Australia, Bulgaria, Germany and New Zealand.

Here is what we know about the victims so far.

Canadian killed on bridge

Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old Canadian, died in her fiance Tyler Ferguson's arms after the attackers' van mowed her down on London Bridge.

"My baby brother lost the love of his life," Cassie Ferguson Rowe wrote on Facebook.

"In a split second his entire life was ripped away from him. Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he's alone trying to deal with this tears me apart."

Newspapers said Archibald was a charity worker.

Her family said in a statement: "She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.

"She lived this belief, working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance.

"She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death."

French bistro worker

A Frenchman was killed in the attack, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

The man has not yet been formally identified by officials or his family, but relatives named him as Alexandre.

He had family links in the Brittany port town of Saint-Malo on the northwest French coast but was not from there himself, local mayor Claude Renoult told AFP.

Local newspapers said the man lived in London and worked in Boro Bistro, a Breton-run restaurant in Borough Market.

A tribute note signed from the "Boro Bistro family", left at the scene of the attack, said in French: "Alex, I hope that the place where you are now will be even more beautiful and peaceful than the desert of Jordan. With all my love. Rest in peace."

Stopped for a smoke

Another victim is believed to be James McMullan.

The 32-year-old from Hackney, east London, was identified by a bank card found on his body, according to his sister.

He had been drinking with friends and had stepped out for a smoke from The Barrowboy & Banker, a pub near where the attackers crashed their van before launching a stabbing spree.

"While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals," Melissa McMullan told Sky News.

"He was an inspiration."

'Heroic' policeman among wounded

An off-duty, unarmed London policeman who was having a post-work drink rushed to help.

He is now in hospital in a serious condition, police chief Cressida Dick said, adding that he had been "utterly heroic".

A British Transport Police officer, one of the first on the scene, was also stabbed in the face, head and leg and taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A further two officers were wounded.

Geoff Ho, business editor at the Sunday Express newspaper, was outside the Southwark Tavern pub.

He tried to help a bouncer who was being attacked but was stabbed in the throat himself.

The martial artist was filmed being led away by a policeman, clutching his neck.

Oliver Dowling, 32, from Christchurch in New Zealand, was in a coma after being stabbed in the face, neck and stomach.

His girlfriend was also injured, reports said.

Two Australians were stabbed in the neck.

Candice Hedge was recovering in hospital, while Andrew Morrison received stitches and was on his way home.

A Greek man, who left his country in 2011 because of the economic crisis to seek a new life in London, was also among the injured.

Ignacio Echeverria, a 39-year-old Spaniard and an HSBC expert in the fight against money-laundering, was still missing, last seen trying to defend a woman from one of the attackers with his skateboard.

He was returning from a skate park across London Bridge and came upon the site of the rampage, Spanish media reported.

He was last seen lying on the ground and has not been heard from since.

On a visit to London Monday, Le Drian said two French citizens had been missing since Saturday's rampage and another eight were wounded.

The foreign ministry in Berlin said Germans were also among the injured, one of them seriously.