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33 Mizzou students studying in London are safe after Saturday’s attack

Thirty-three Mizzou students studying in London are safe after Saturday’s terror attack on London Bridge.

ABC 17 News spoke with one Mizzou student who is studying abroad in London.

Andrew Thomas, a Mizzou student studying abroad in London said everyone is starting to go back to their regular routines.

“A lot of people are projecting messages on social media and around like, we will rise above,” Thomas said, “And that honestly, has really helped everyone out.”

Thomas wasn’t near the London Bridge Saturday night, but was there on Friday visiting with a friend.

“It’s a scary realization that we were out with people that night,” Thomas said. “That could have happened to us.”

Thomas said his initial reaction to hearing the news was “shocking” and caused him to have a little bit of anxiety, and “wonder if he could go anywhere,” he said.

ABC 17 News made several phone calls and sent emails to the University in regards to what they are doing to keep students safe and what policies they have in place when it comes to having study abroad programs remain if there are safety concerns, we are still waiting to hear back.

Monday, British police named two of the three attackers from Saturday’s attack. Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London, were involved in the attacks.

All three attackers were shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of being called.

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