A 10-year-old Jewish girl who attends Beth Rivkah Ladies College in Melbourne is among four people killed in a car ramming attack in Melbourne, The AJN understands.
It is understood the girl’s mother and sister are in a critical condition in hospital. They are undergoing surgery this morning.
The victim’s name has not been released so that family members could be notified.
At approximately 1.30pm a car deliberately struck a number of pedestrians in the vicinity of Bourke and Queen Streets.
The 26-year-old man was fleeing the police after stabbing his brother, the authorities said. He ran down a group of people with his car in a busy pedestrian mall in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, killing four and injuring at least 20 others before he was shot and taken into custody.
The police locked down the area after the episode, which occurred at midday in the bustling Bourke Street shopping mall in central Melbourne, as the city was hosting the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Graham Ashton, the police commissioner for the state of Victoria, said that a young child was killed, as were a man and woman, both in their 30s. Five of the people injured were in critical condition, including a baby, and Commissioner Ashton said the death toll was expected to rise.
The father of the girl has asked for Tehillim for Rochel Bas Mazal and Mazal bas Cholah, and also for the nifteres, Sarah Bas Yoav.