Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old mother of two with family in Galicia, Spain, was named as one of the victims in the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.
The Spanish teacher was mowed down as she walked across Westminister Bridge on Wednesday afternoon after finishing work at a language school near the Houses of Parliament.
The town of Betanzos in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia was reeling from the news that one of its own had died in London after the tragic news was shared on social media on Wednesday evening.
Born Aysha Ahmet Caldelas, she was the daughter of a Cypriot father and Galician mother who spent her annual holidays in the town of Betanzos, where her two elder sisters run a language academy.
News that one of the victims of the attack had links to Galicia spread fast after children arriving for afterschool classes at the Betanzos school on Wednesday were turned away and parents told of the tragedy.