Two Armenians confirmed dead in Nice terror attack
Two Armenians confirmed dead in Nice terror attack –
The Armenian Foreign Ministry on Friday, July 15 reported on the death of two Armenians in the French city of Nice after an armed man drove a truck through a crowd who had gathered to celebrate the Bastille Day.
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) tweeted about one of the citizen’s death hours after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande called a “terrorist assault.” The Armenian MFA later confirmed the second death in a separate tweet.
According to Nice pastor father Grigor Khachatryan, the second victim resided in the city. She was on the scene of the attack with family members, no information is currently available about them.
A terrorist gunman killed over 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd that had watched Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 18 were in a critical condition. Many more were also wounded in the attack along the famed seafront Promenade des Anglais as the fireworks ended just after 10:30 p.m. (2030 GMT).
The driver also opened fire before police shot him dead.