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Published: Sun, July 17, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Students Missing, Injured After Nice Attack

Students Missing, Injured After Nice Attack

Nicolas Leslie, 20, a junior studying at the University of California, Berkeley, remains missing following the attacks that left 84 dead and hundreds more injured, the school said in a statement Friday evening.

A 20-year-old college student from Del Mar who was in Nice, France, has not been seen since the deadly terror attack on Bastille Day, according several reports.

UC Berkeley's study overseas staff was working with local officials to find Leslie, the university reported. Two of the students sustained broken legs and are being treated at the hospital. A third had a broken foot.

Eighty-four people were killed, and 202 wounded, in Nice after a terrorist drove a truck through a crowd during a Bastille Day fireworks display.

The students were attending a 15-day Entrepreneurship and Innovation program in Europe.

The program has been suspended temporarily to commemorate a national three days of mourning in France, but will continue through its planned end date of July 24.

Nick Leslie's maternal uncle, Fabio Bottini, told The Wall Street Journal on Friday that he and his wife are traveling from hospital to hospital looking for his nephew. "We found 84", said university spokeswoman Claire Holmes.

French officials have deemed the killings a terror attack, though it was unclear if the perpetrator - identified as 31-year-old Tunisia native and Nice resident Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel - was directed by or affiliated with an organized jihadist group. "A lot of people know him". "The students are taught to share their phone numbers, stay in contact via Facebook with regard to their whereabouts", Holmes said.

The Nice attack is the latest tragedy to strike the Bay Area campus in less than a month. It made no reference to any other Americans who were unaccounted for or injured. Others in the Cal community posted about the grief and their concern for Leslie's whereabouts on the university's Facebook page. Three students are on their way home after taking the school up on an offer to leave the program early. So far, three students have opted to return home to the U.S.

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