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A woman killed in a knife attack at a hostel in Australia was "bright" and "bubbly" with a "zest for life".
Mia Ayliffe-Chung, died in the attack at a hostel in Queensland.
Rachel McVeigh, Curriculum Leader for Education and Childcare, at Buxton & Leek College, said:
A 30-year-old man from Congleton, Tom Jackson, was also injured in the attack. He is critically ill in hospital.
A man critically injured in a knife attack at a hostel in Queensland, Australia, has been identified as Tom Jackson from Congleton.
A 21-year-old British woman died after being stabbed in the attack.
The woman, named locally as Mia Ayliffe-Chung, from Derbyshire, was described as "gorgeous" by friends. She attended school in Buxton.
Police said a 29-year-old French national carried out the knife attack in Queensland which also left a 30-year-old British man in a critical condition.
Monique Cross, an Australian friend of Miss Ayliffe-Chung, told the Press Association: "She was a gorgeous person. It's an awful tragedy - I can't believe it."
It's believed Mr Jackson was trying to intervene in the attack and save Mia Aycliffe-Chung. Reports suggest he has several stab wounds to the face.