UC Berkeley student confirmed dead in Nice terror attack

The University of California at Berkeley confirmed Sunday that one of its students was among the 84 people killed after a terrorist rammed a truck into a Bastille Day crowd in the French city of Nice.

Nicolas Leslie, 20, was one of 85 students in a local summer entrepreneurship program in Nice. Three other Cal-Berkeley students were injured in last week’s terror attack.

“This is tragic, devastating news,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said in a press release. “All of us in the UC Berkeley family – both here on campus, and around the world – are heartbroken to learn that another promising young student has been lost to senseless violence.”

Leslie, from the San Diego area, was the son of an Italian mother and American father. He was a junior at the University of California in Berkeley, the school said.

His fellow students had plastered the city with flyers searching for him in the three days he was officially missing.

Cal-Berkeley said two of the three injured students had been released from local hospitals. The university said 23-year-old Vladyslav Kostiuk had suffered a broken leg, while Diane Huang, 20, suffered a broken foot. The third injured student, 21-year-old Daryus Medora remained hospitalized with a broken leg.

Thursday’s attack was not the first time Cal-Berkeley has been affected by terrorism. Earlier this month, Indian-born student Tarishi Jain, 19, was killed by Islamic extremists in an attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

The university planned to hold a vigil Monday for him and the three Berkeley students who were injured in the attack.

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