PARIS: An 11-year-old boy from Texas. A German teacher and two of her students. A French father protecting his pregnant wife. The Bastille Day truck attack in Nice killed 84 people of all ages and nationalities, including 10 children and teenagers who were out enjoying a fireworks display on a warm summer evening.
More than 200 people were also injured when the Tunisian-born driver slammed his truck into the crowd of revelers.
As a clearer picture emerged of Thursday’s horror on the French Riviera, details of some of the victims have begun to trickle in.
Here’s what we know so far:
– FRANCE: Timothe Fournier, 27, from Paris died after pushing his seven-month-pregnant wife out of the truck’s deadly path, his cousin Anais told AFP. “He was a great guy… a young dreamer but someone who was always there for his wife and his future child,” she said.
Among the other confirmed French victims were 28-year-old economics teacher Michael Pellegrini and 60-year-old athletics club president Robert Marchand. Also killed was border police commissioner Emmanuel Grout, 45, who was off duty and had been on the Promenade des Anglais to watch the annual fireworks display, local media said.
– GERMANY: A German teacher and two of her students from the capital’s Paula-Fuerst School were killed, the Berlin mayor’s office said.
– UNITED STATES: Two US citizens were confirmed dead, the State Department said. A Texas-based newspaper identified them as Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie who were on a family vacation in Europe. “They are so loved,” the family was quoted as saying in a statement.
Brodie played baseball and his father was a coach, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
As online tributes poured in, their baseball team posted a photo on Facebook showing Brodie relaxing in the surf on Nice’s pebble beach.
“Rest in peace, Brodie and Sean, you will be remembered by many,” the Hill Country Baseball Club said.
– SWITZERLAND: The Swiss foreign ministry announced the deaths of a Swiss “woman and a child”, but gave no further details. It was not immediately clear if they were related.
Local authorities in the Swiss town of Agno named the woman as 54-year-old customs agent Linda Casanova Siccardi, who was on holiday with her French husband. He survived.
– TUNISIA: The mother of a four-year-old boy, Tunisian Olfa Bent Souayah, was killed in the attack and her son is still missing, said Tunisia’s foreign ministry.
Two Tunisian men, Bilal Labaoui and mechanic Abdelkader Toukabri, were also killed, it added.
– ALGERIA: Two children from Algeria died, the government said. A 70-year-old Algerian woman who was visiting her daughter in Nice was also killed, said the foreign ministry’s spokesman.
– POLAND: Polish media, quoting local officials, say two sisters aged 19 and 20 lost their lives. There was no immediate official confirmation.
– MOROCCO: Fatima Charrihi, 60, a Nice resident and mother of seven, was among the first to be killed by the driver, her son Hamza told local media. He described her as “an extraordinary mum” and a devout Muslim who practised “real Islam, not that of the terrorists.”
– RUSSIA: One Russian tourist was killed, the foreign ministry said. News site Novosti-24 named her as 20-year-old university student Viktoria Savchenko who was holidaying in Nice with a friend. The friend sustained injuries to her legs but was not in a serious condition, it added.
– UKRAINE: Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said a Ukrainian national was killed and another injured.
– ARMENIA: An Armenian citizen was also among the dead, the foreign ministry said.