All 84 killed in Nice truck attack are identified
20 July 2016, 18:02
Paris - All 84 people killed in the Nice truck attack have now
been formally identified, according to a top French official, who said on
Wednesday the death toll for the Bastille Day carnage has not increased despite
several remaining in critical condition.
Prosecutor's office spokesperson Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said some
of the 84 French and foreign nationals who lost their lives after last
Thursday's massacre died subsequently in the hospital.
Authorities have not released an official list naming the dead
from the July 14 Bastille Day rampage in the southern French city.
In a speech to army reserves on Wednesday, French President
Francois Hollande said 15 people wounded in the Nice attack are still in the
hospital "between life and death." He praised the French emergency
and security services' work during and after the attack in which Mohamed
Lahouaiyej Bouhlel, a troubled 31-year-old Tunisian, drove a truck down a
seaside boulevard full of people who had watched a fireworks show.
Officials say that five unnamed people remain in custody for
possible links to the attack and two of them have had their detentions extended
exceptionally beyond the 96-hour deadline. A sixth unnamed person detained over
the attack has been released.