Six Italians confirmed dead in Nice attack

Six Italians confirmed dead in Nice attack
Angelo D’Agostino, 71, and his wife Gianna Muset, 68, were killed in the attack in Nice. Photo: Roberta Capelli/Twitter
Five Italians were among the 84 people killed in an attack in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday night, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday morning.

The bodies of Carla Gaveglio, 48, Maria Grazia Ascoli, 77, Gianna Muset, 68, Angelo D’Agostino, 71, and 90-year-old Mario Casati were formally identified by French authorities, the ministry said in a statement.

Their families have been informed.

Nicolas Leslie, an Italian-American student who was born in Italy but grew up in the US, also died, according to reports later on Tuesday. Leslie, 20, was in Nice as part of a university exchange programme.

“[Foreign Minister] Paolo Gentiloni and the ministry express our sympathy and solidarity to the families and friends of the victims of this barbaric attack,” the ministry said in the statement.

A man identified as 31-year-old Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a refrigerated truck into crowds enjoying a Bastille Day fireworks display on the city's waterfront, the Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 and injuring 202.

Meanwhile, checks were carried out in Italy on Monday on a suspected accomplice, resident in Puglia, of Bouhlel, who was shot dead after the attack.

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