French Jewish Woman Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Nice Attack

Raymonde Mamane, 77, who died at a local hospital, is reported to be the first Jewish fatality in the attack, which killed at least 85.

A child stands near flowers and burning candles placed to pay tribute to victims of the deadly truck attack on Bastille Day in Nice, France, July 17, 2016.
Pascal Rossignol, Reuters

An elderly Jewish woman who was badly injured in the terror attack in Nice, France, has died of her injuries on Sunday.

Raymonde Mamane, 77, died at a local hospital, the French Jewish newspaper Actualite Juive reported Monday.

Her sister, Clara Bensimon, 80, remains unconscious in the same hospital, where both of her legs reportedly were amputated. Bensimon was only identified late Friday after being reported missing following the attack.

Mamane is reported to be the first Jewish fatality in the attack.

The women were on the Promenade des Anglais watching the July 14 fireworks in honor of Bastille Day when they were mowed down by a truck driven by French-Tunisian citizen Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, killing at least 85 and injuring more than 300. 

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and said Bouhlel was its operative. Bouhlel, who was shot dead by police, had a criminal record involving violence but not terrorism.

At least five local Jews were injured in the attack, according to the local Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Yossef Yitzschok Pinson.