At Least 10 Children, Several Foreigners Among Victims Killed in Nice Attack

Some 50 children are among the wounded; most had accompanied their parents to the Bastille Day fireworks display when the attack happened.

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People pay tribute near the scene where a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores and injuring more who were celebrating Bastille Day, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016.
People pay tribute near the scene where a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores and injuring more who were celebrating Bastille Day, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. Credit: Pascal Rossignol, Reuters
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At least 10 children were among the 84 people killed when a truck driver deliberately aimed his vehicle at crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French coastal city of Nice, according to news agencies.

Some 50 other children are among the injured, many of them currently hospitalized in the Lenval Foundation Children's Hospital in Nice. Most of the children had accompanied their parents to the fireworks display that typical concludes Bastille Day celebrations.

Hospital communications director Stephanie Simpson told The Associated Press that injuries included fractures and head injuries and that the victims were aged 18 or under. "Some are still life and death," she said.

The victims of the Nice massacre include several foreign tourists, among them Americans Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie. Brodie was a member of a baseball team in Texas. The team posted a tribute on their Facebook page, saying: "Rest in peace, Brodie and Sean, you will be remembered by many."

According to officials in Berlin, three German are among the missing. An unconfirmed report said that three classes from a Berlin school had been on the promenade and that a teacher and two children had been among the victims.

The victims also included Russian student Viktoria Savchenko, according to Moscow-based Academy of Finance, where she studied, and a 54-year-old Swiss citizen, who was on vacation with her husband. He reportedly survived.

Armenia's Foreign Ministry has also confirmed that two of its nationals were killed.

Among the French victims were reportedly Jean-Marc Leclerc, the assistant head of the Nice border police, and Robert Marchand, a 60-year-old industrial supervisor from Marcigny, a small, rural town in eastern France. He was also a parent and a coach at an athletics club.

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