A Melbourne schoolgirl killed when Islamic State bombed a Baghdad ice cream parlour told her family before she left she was scared of bombs.
Zynab Al-Harbiya also told classmates she was excited for the overseas trip, which ended when a bomb ripped through the shop early on Tuesday morning local time.
The 12-year-old's mother and uncles were wounded in the blast as they broke their Ramadan fast with ice cream.
The Thomastown girl had been at Sirius College in Broadmeadows for just three months before flying with her family to see her ailing grandfather.
"All I know is that she was just near the ice-cream parlour and the explosion was close to her so there was no chance," her cousin Layla Al-Saabary told ABC News Radio on Wednesday.
"They just brought her body back and buried her yesterday.
"She told my son before she left, she said 'I am scared of the bombs' and we said it is OK."
Her English teacher Kiralee Mladenis said the Year Seven student was loved by all her friends and dedicated to her studies.
"Before she went overseas she actually asked me for extra homework. She really cared about her studies and she was extremely excited to go overseas," Ms Mladenis told reporters.
"I think everyone's in a state of shock, we're all just trying to be there for each other as much as we can."
Year Seven co-ordinator Esra Alver said having the attack happen at such a holy time on the Muslim calendar was particularly upsetting.
"It's not part of Islam, it's not part of our culture," she said.
Students and staff at the college are being offered counselling and prayers were said for Zynab on Wednesday morning.
Executive principal Halid Serdar Takimoglu said it would take some time for the school community to come to terms with the tragedy.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said the Australian government was providing consular support to her family.
"I extend our deepest sympathies to her family, her loved ones, her fellow students in Broadmeadows," Ms Bishop said in Canberra.
"This tragedy underscores the brutality of this terrorist organisation that shows no respect for religion, nationality, sovereignty, borders, no respect for humanity."
CCTV captured the blast, showing a building in busy downtown avenue engulfed in a huge fireball as drivers scramble to get away.
Other videos of the attack posted on social media show wounded and bloodied people crying for help on the footpath outside the ice cream parlour.
A second car bomb went off during rush hour, killing 14 and wounding at least 37 people.
IS claimed responsibility for the two attacks, in statements released online, saying its suicide bombers had targeted gatherings of Shi'ite Muslims.
The attacks happened just days into the holy month of Ramadan when people of the Islamic faith fast during daylight hours.