Nice attack: Who were the victims?

16 July,2016

RTNN News Desk: Children and adults, local residents and tourists were all among the dozens killed when a lorry ploughed into crowds on Nice's famous seafront Promenade des Anglais.

Of the 202 people wounded, as many as 54 were children who were being treated at Lenval children's hospital in Nice, reports said.

Among the 84 who died, at least 10 were children and teenagers.

Two were students on a school trip from Berlin, who are thought to have died with a teacher. "Unfortunately we have to assume that there are Germans among the victims in Nice," an official said.

A family of four had travelled to Nice from the French border area near Luxembourg. Retired couple Francois et Christiane Locatelli were on holiday with their daughter Veronique and 28-year-old grandson Michael, a professor of economics.

Russian student Viktoria Savchenko was knocked down and killed while walking on the promenade with her friend Polina Serebryannikova.

Like her friend, Viktoria was a student at Moscow's elite government-run Financial University, and the university issued a statement paying its condolences to her family and friends. Ms Serebryannikova is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Paris tobacconist Timothe Fournier, 27, died protecting his heavily-pregnant wife, Anais. She described how he pushed her out of the path of the lorry before being struck down himself. "He was a young dreamer, but he was always there for his wife and future child," she said.

Fatima Charrihi may have been the first victim of the Nice attacks. Her son, Hamza, believed she was.

"All I can say is she wore a veil and practised Islam in the proper way. A real Islam, not the terrorists' version," he said.

Another victim was, according to reports, the assistant head of the Nice border police, Jean-Marc Leclerc.

Among the French victims was 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.

American tourists Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were also killed. 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."

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