American student confirmed among Nice dead


20-year-old Nicolas Leslie, who was doing a stint at the EIA from the University of California at Berkeley.

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NICE, France – An American student has been confirmed among the dead from last week’s truck attack in the French city of Nice.

The University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement that the body of 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie has been identified. The university says it was informed of the death Sunday by the FBI.

Leslie was from Del Mar, in the San Diego area.

He was among three foreign students studying entrepreneurship at the European Innovation Academy who had been among the missing from the attack.

The other program participants still unaccounted for are 22-year-old Canada-based Ukrainian national Misha Bazelevsky and 21-year-old Estonian Rickard Kruusberg, Annie Seneard, a communication officer at the Nice branch of the academy, told the Associated Press.

Three other UC Berkeley students were injured in the attack, all suffering broken bones, according to the school statement. Two have been released from the hospital while a third remains hospitalized.


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