Death toll rises in Nice, France, attack to 85

NICE, France, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The death toll increased in the Nice, France, terror attack to 85 after a 56-year-old man injured in the incident died.

Pierre Hattermann, a psychologist who lived in Eastern France and was vacationing in Nice with his family, died Thursday. His wife and son were also killed in the attack.

“All my thoughts for the daughter, the family and relatives of Pierre Hattermann who has just passed away,” Christian Estrosi, president of the region that oversees Nice, said on Twitter.

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Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year old delivery driver who was raised in Tunisia but lived in Nice, drove a truck through a crowd of people on July 14, down the main street in Nice, Promenade des Anglais, where hundreds were gathered to watch the fireworks for France’s national day. More than 200 people were injured.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility, but no direct ties to the group have been found. Five people have been charged for allegedly helping Bouhlel plan the attack.


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