Attack echoes horrors seen at London Bridge and on the continent

Armed policemen stand in a cordoned off area

Armed policemen stand in a cordoned off area

She had been on the Tube in London at the time of the London Bridge attack in June and was at Notre Dame in the same month in Paris when a police man was stabbed.

She crouched behind part of a clothing display on the advice of her friend who had done terror incident training as a school teacher.

Ms Monaco was shopping with two friends close to Las Ramblas when the latest attack occurred.

The employees were then asked all the customers to lie on the floor face down and keep away from windows, told Julia Monaco to the radio host Neil Mitchell.

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She told 9 News: "We didn't see the van, we could just see the crowds and the police and some people who had clearly seen something bad happen". In 2006, Mohammed Taheri-Azar injured nine people when he drove a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.

An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

Ms Monaco said: 'In a split second it became absolute pandemonium. Suddenly everyone outside just started screaming and everyone turned at the same time.

"People were literally pushing to get into the store off the street. we were genuinely terrified".

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Asked if she wanted to come home Ms Monaco, who had quit her job in Melbourne three months ago to travel across Europe, said: 'I feel a bit rattled, it's not how I really expected today to go but I don't feel like I want to go home, I feel like I want to stay here and not let them, whoever they may be, win and I'm going to see what I came here to see'.

"I think it's following me but you kind of come over here (to Europe) and you expect it to happen but you don't let it stop you from doing what you want to do", Monaco said.

Isis have claimed responsibility for the atrocity.

The 26-year-old Melbourne woman hid in a shopping mall in Placa de Catalunya during the attack when a van entered the pedestrianized strip nearby.

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In July past year, 86 people died and almost 500 were injured in Nice when a Tunisian immigrant drove a hired lorry down a crowded promenade on Bastille Day.

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