UC Berkeley student is confirmed dead in Nice terror attack


University of California-Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie studying in France was among those killed in the Bastille Day massacre along the Mediterranean promenade in Nice.

Authorities identified Leslie’s body on Monday after friends and family tried desperately since Thursday to find the missing 20-year-old from Del Mar, Calif., after he and his friends were caught in the truck rampage that killed 89 people.

“This is tragic, devastating news,” said UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in a statement. “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, a junior at Berkely’s College of Natural Resources, was studying technology entrepreneurship at the European Innovation Academy with three foreign students who were also among the missing after July 14 terrorist attack.

He was with three UC Berkely students Vladyslav Kostiuk, 23, and Diana Huang, 20, and Daryus Medora, 21, who were also wounded in the attack. Each victim suffered broken bones.Kostiuk and Huang have been released from the hospital, but Medora remains hospitalized.

The other members of the academy program still unaccounted for are Canada-based Ukrainian national Misha Bazelevsky, 22, and Estonian Rickard Kruusberg, 21, and Annie Seneard, a communication officer at the Nice branch of the academy.

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