Sweden attack: 'Despair' over death of schoolgirl Ebba Akerland

Sky News | 3/16/2019 | Staff
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The parents of an 11-year-old girl have spoken of their "despair and pain" after she was confirmed as a victim of the Stockholm terror attack.

Ebba Akerland was walking home from school when she was hit by a hijacked beer lorry which was driven through a crowd and into the Ahlens department store.

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The schoolgirl's parents launched a social media campaign after she went missing, but have since been told by police she was one of the four people who died in the attack.

In a statement, they said: "With all our heart we thank the Swedish people for all the warmth and love you have given us in a time of despair and pain.



"We now need peace and quiet to process our grief and ask for your understanding that we need to do it in peace."

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On Monday, pupils at the girl's school held a minute's silence to remember their classmate.

"It was pretty quiet. There were many tears, much grief," school governor Maija Moller Grimakova told Expressen.

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