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Global Terrorism Is in Decline: For Victims, It Doesn’t Feel Like It

Moments after Christine Delcros was hit by a van that mounted a sidewalk during the London Bridge terror attack, she thought to herself, “That’s how one dies.”

Delcros, 46, was seriously injured in the vehicle assault that, along with a stabbing rampage, killed eight people in 2017. The body of her fiance, Xavier Thomas, was found in the River Thames, where it was knocked by the terrorists’ speeding van.

“Where is Xavier?” Delcros, who is French, asked a passerby who  cradled her head as she regained consciousness, according to emotional testimony she gave recently to a British inquest court. A day before the incident, Delcros had a premonition: “Just as we reached the bridge, I told (Thomas) we shouldn’t go there. He replied, ‘Why are you saying this to me now?’ I told him, ‘I do not know … I can feel it.’ “

Read more at USA Today

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