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What we know about the victims of the attack in Nice, France

Thursday night, a man drove a truck through crowds of Bastille Day revellers in Nice, France, killing at least 84 people.

Another 52 people are in life-threatening condition, according to a Paris prosecutor. French authorities have described the event as a “terror attack”. No Canadian victims have yet been confirmed, though one student from an Edmonton university is missing.

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Most of the victims of the attack have not yet been identified, and people around the world are still searching for their loved ones via the Twitter hashtag #RechercheNice.

Here’s what we know about the victims so far:

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Ten children were killed

Ten children were killed in the attack and another 50 are in hospital, according to the French newspaper L’est republicain, which quoted the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Christian Estrosi.

Two grandparents, their daughter and grandson

François and Christiane Locatelli, aged 82 and 78, were killed, along with their daughter Véronique Lion (55) and grandson Michaël Pellegrini (28), several French newspapers are reporting. They were vacationing in the Côte-d’Azur.

Sean Copeland (51) and Brodie Copeland (11)

This father and son from Lakeway, Texas were on a European vacation when they were killed in Nice. Family friend Jess Davis released a statement Friday on behalf of the family, saying they are “heartbroken and in shock.”

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A husband who died protecting his pregnant wife

Timothé Fournier, 27, was reportedly killed by the attacker’s truck while pushing his wife who was seven months pregnant out of the way.

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A cousin told AFP that Fournier was a dreamer who was always there for his wife and future child.

A mother and son from Morocco

Morocco’s consulate in Marseille has said that a Moroccan woman and her son died in the attack, though they have not released any names.

An Armenian

Armenian officials have confirmed the death of one of their citizens.

One Ukrainian

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says one Ukrainian was killed, but the ministry would not identify the victim citing the family’s right to privacy. Two other Ukrainians were injured.

A Swiss woman and child

Switzerland’s foreign ministry says that two citizens of the Alpine country – a woman and a child – were killed in Nice.

A Russian woman

Russian news agencies on Friday quoted Irina Tyurina, spokeswoman for the Russian Union of Travel Industry, saying that a Russian woman was killed and her friend was hurt in the Nice attack.

Tyurina said she got the information from insurance agencies.

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“Two friends from Russia were taking a walk on the Promenade des Anglais. One was killed by the truck, the other lightly injured, she’s got broken toes and some other minor injuries,” Tyurina said.

Thousands of Russian tourists are estimated to be holidaymaking in Nice.

A border police commissioner

French media are reporting that a border police officer is among the dead. He was attending the fireworks display with his family. According to the newspaper Le Figaro, regional president Christian Estrosi mourned “the death of a great personality of the national police.”


Le Parisien identifies the officer as Emmanuel Grout
, 48.

The president of an athletic club

Robert Marchand of Saône-et-Loire, and president of a local athletic club, is among the dead, according to Le Figaro and L’est républicain.

Le journal Saône-et-Loire reports that Marchand was 60 years old, with a wife and daughter. He was visiting Nice to attend a sports league meeting with other members of the club.

Fatima Charrihi

Fatima Charrihi, a mother, was among the victims according to a report in the newspaper L’express. The newspaper spoke to her 28-year-old son Hamza, who said that she was one of the first victims.

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She had seven children, according to L’express. Her son Hamza said that she was an extraordinary mother who practiced “a real Islam. But not that of the terrorists.”

A teacher and two students from Berlin

Several local media outlets in Berlin are reporting that a high school teacher and two students were among the victims of the attack in Nice.

Edmonton student reported missing

According to a statement from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alta., five of their students and one faculty member were on a trip to Nice to participate in a program at the European Innovation Academy. Four students and the faculty member have been confirmed safe. One student remains missing and the university is “very concerned”. He or she may be alive, but is so far unaccounted for.

READ MORE: Canadian student from MacEwan University reported missing

With files from the Associated Press

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