Officials Confirm Third American Killed in Nice Attack
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Days after the truck attack in Nice, France which killed 84 people and injured at least 200 victims on Bastille Day, another American has been identified as one of those who died in the horrific incident.
According to NBCNews.com, 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie was a student at the University of California Berkeley, and was in Nice at the time of the attack as part of Cal's Study Abroad program.
Leslie was the third American death confirmed as a result of the attack.
Since the attack took place on Thursday, Leslie’s family and friends have been searching for the student by posting pictures of him in the area. According to French officials, only 35 of the 84 people killed in the attack had been formally identified as of Sunday afternoon.
University of California Berkeley was informed Sunday night that Leslie's death had been confirmed by the FBI.
“This is tragic, devastating news,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks told NBCNews.com. “All of us in the UC Berkeley family — both here on campus, and around the world — are heartbroken to learn that another promising young student has been lost to senseless violence. I join Nick's parents, friends and the entire campus community in condemning this horrific attack, and in mourning the loss of one of our own.”
The university also confirmed that three of its students were also among the injured, including 23-year-old Vladyslav Kostiuk who suffered a broken leg and 20-year-old Diane Huang who suffered a broken foot.
The first two confirmed American deaths in the attack were a father-son duo, Sean and Brodie Copeland, from Texas.
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