Simone Barreto Silva Biography — Wiki
Simone Barreto Silva, a Brazilian-born, is one of the three victims in yesterday’s terror attack on a Catholic church in Nice stabbed by 21-year-old Tunisian migrant Brahim Aoussaoui.
Her final words were: “Tell my children that I love them.”
Simone Barreto Silva Age
Simone was 44 years old at the time of death.
Simone Barreto Silva Husband, Children, Emigration
The Brazilian Consulate in Paris confirmed last night that Simone had been living in France for over 30 years. According to reports in Brazil, she is survived by three children. Simone’s Facebook profile shows two boys and a girl with no ages shown.
It is still unclear if she was married or had a boyfriend.
Simone Barreto Silva Death
Brahim Aoussaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian, arrived in Nice at around 6.30 am via the railway station, where he quickly changed his outfit, France’s chief anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said.
CCTV showed him arriving in the church at 8.30 am and staying there for nearly half an hour.
Simone Barreto Silva was allegedly stabbed by Aoussaoui, who also stabbed another 54-year-old sacristan Vincent Loques to death as he prepared for the first Mass of the day.
Meanwhile, Simone was stabbed several times but managed to flee to a bar across the street, where she died.
The third victim, described by French authorities as an elderly woman, was butchered near the church’s holy water in a beheading attempt.
Simone Barreto Silva’s Last Words
According to local media, her final words were to paramedics who rushed to the scene, telling them: ‘Tell my children that I love them.’
She died in a nearby burger bar after sustaining critical wounds during the attack.
Investigation Reports So Far
The suspect shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is greatest’ in Arabic) as he slaughtered the three Christians worshipping ahead of the Catholic holy day of All Saints Day on Sunday.
He was reportedly shot 14 times by armed police during the attack. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
According to information from the Italian Red Cross, Brahim Aoussaoui had arrived in Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 20 and arrived in Paris on October 9.
The entire world watched in horror yesterday the senseless attack on the basilica in Nice, Paris.