June 13, 2017 / 11:30 AM / 4 months ago

Inquest opens into the death of five London attack victims

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - A coroner on Tuesday opened an inquest into the deaths of five people killed in an Islamist militant attack in London in which three men in a van mowed down pedestrians then stabbed bystanders in a rampage through a nightlife area of the capital.

London police presented evidence to the senior coroner at Southwark Coroner’s Court with a preliminary cause of death given.

The victims included one Briton, two Australians, one Frenchman and one Spaniard. Three other people were killed in the June 3 attack and hearings into their deaths will begin on Wednesday.

A date for the inquests into the deaths of the three attackers has yet to be decided. (Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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