Simone Barreto Silva Wiki – Simone Barreto Silva Niography
Brazilian-born Simone Barreto Silva – one of three worshippers murdered during Mass – was able to flee Notre Dame basilica in Nice before dying at a nearby burger bar.
She had lived in France for 30 years and had three children, the Brazilian Consulate in Paris has confirmed.
She was 44 years old.
Simone Barreto Silva Died in Nice Attack
Reports in Brazil claim she had three sons, though her Facebook profile shows two boys and a girl of unknown age.
The other two victims were reportedly beheaded by the attacker’s 12-inch blade.
Police described the scene as “a vision of horror”, and President Emmanuel Macron said France is “under attack”.
Armed officers cornered the suspect near the Nice church and shot him in the shoulder.
He shouted “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “God is greater” – as paramedics treated him before he was taken to hospital.
Police sources named the suspect as Brahim Aoussaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian who had arrived in Europe just weeks ago.
Official papers show he had been processed through the Italian Red Cross.
Simone Barreto Silva is said to have staggered to a nearby burger bar before dying of her wounds. According to local media, her final words were to paramedics who rushed to the scene, telling them: ‘Tell my children that I love them’
Silva Husband And Children
It is not known if she was married or had a partner. Reports in Brazil said she had three sons, however, her Facebook profile shows two boys and a girl. Their ages are not known.
Aoussaoui arrived in Nice at around 6.30 am via the railway station, where he quickly changed his clothes, Jean-Francois Ricard told journalists. CCTV showed him arriving in the church at 8.30 am and staying there for nearly half an hour.
The assailant entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 20 and arrived in Paris on October 9. The travel information came from a document on Aoussaoui from the Italian Red Cross, Mr. Ricard said.
The first attack took place at 9 am in Nice, before the second attack in Avignon two hours later. Separately, a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was stabbed
Investigators found two unused knives, a Koran and two mobile phones, in addition to a bag with some personal effects. He was unknown to French security services.
The killings prompted the French government to raise the terror alert level to the maximum ’emergency’ level nationwide.
It followed warnings of further terrorist atrocities just days before the church rampage after Al-Qaeda published a press release calling for ‘jihad’ (holy war) over newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures of the Propet Mohammed (PBUH).