84 died and more re­main in hos­pi­tal

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All 84 peo­ple killed in the Nice truck at­tack have now been for­mally iden­ti­fied, ac­cord­ing to a top French of­fi­cial who said the death toll for the Bastille Day carnage has not in­creased de­spite sev­eral re­main­ing in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Prose­cu­tor’s of­fice spokes­woman Agnes Thibault-Le­cuivre said some of the 84 French and for­eign na­tion­als who lost their lives af­ter last Thurs­day’s mas­sacre died sub­se­quently in 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 yes­ter­day, 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 31year-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.

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