Foreign governments begin to identify citizens killed in Nice attack

Officials began Friday to identify the dozens of non-French victims killed in an attack on a crowd of Bastille Day revellers in the southern French city of Nice in a truck attack.

Two German school students and one of their teachers on a class trip to Nice are among the victims, local Berlin authorities said. "Unfortunately, we have to assume that Berliners are among the victims," said Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller.

Twenty-eight students from the Paula-Fuerst school had been in Nice since Monday, a school spokeswoman said. However, she declined to comment on whether any of the school's students had been caught up in the attack. "I do want not to talk about it because those affected have to be informed first," she said.

Tunisia's Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Friday the death of three Tunisian citizens, while a four-year-old child went missing during the incident.

The US State Department confirmed Friday that two Americans had died. The department expressed condolences for the victims' families on its Twitter feed but did not name them.

The local Austin American-Statesmen newspaper reported that the victims had been a father and son pair from the US state of Texas who were on vacation, quoting statements from friends and family.

At least 84 people were killed and dozens injured when a truck rammed through a crowd along the waterfront promenade in Nice, hitting a country still on high alert from a string of terrorist attacks.

Switzerland's Foreign Department also confirmed that a Swiss woman was among the dead and that it was investigating whether other Swiss nationals were among those killed.

Last update: Fri, 15/07/2016 - 18:40
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