Melbourne car attack: Australians mourns as victims as death toll rises to five

Melbourne car attack, January 2017, Paramedics treated about 20 people at the scene

The Victorian state government put $100,000 to help the victims of the automobile attack in Melbourne car attack that killed 5 individuals.

Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, and the Melbourne lord mayor, Robert Doyle, stated the loss of fellow Australians in “such a shocking, wanton criminal attack is a tragedy”.

“We are with you in love, and our thanks, our admiration, for the heroism of those who rushed to the aid of the victims,” he stated.

In a declaration late on Saturday night, Victorian authorities confirmed a 3 month old baby boy died in hospital.

A 10 year old female, a 25 year old male and a 32 year old female passed away at the scene, while a 33 year old male passed away in hospital on Friday night.

Authorities stated 37 other individuals had been treated with for injuries in the attack, consisting of 4 who stay in serious condition.

Amongst those in healthcare facility are the mom and younger sister of the 10 year old victim, named as Thalia Hakin.

Rabbi Daniel Rabin, who is on the rabbinical council for Thalia’s school, stated the school was stunned by the “horrific tragedy”.

A crowdfunding page established by martial arts trainer instructor Avi Yemini has raised over $18,000 for the household.

Caulfield MP David Southwick stated in a post on Facebook the death of a community member “really hits home”.

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