Crime & Justice

UC Berkeley student confirmed dead in Nice, France attack

UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, was killed in the terror attack in Nice, France on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, was killed in the terror attack in Nice, France on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
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UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie has been identified among the 84 people killed in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France.

The 20-year-old student was one of 85 participants studying in a summer entrepreneurship program in Nice. Leslie was from Del Mar, according to KTLA.

He had been missing for days after the violence in the French port city but the FBI confirmed his death to the university, reports Berkeley News. 200 people were wounded in the terror attack including three other UC Berkeley students.

"This is tragic, devastating news," UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said 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. I join Nick’s parents, friends and the entire campus community in condemning this horrific attack, and in mourning the loss of one of our own."

Only two weeks ago, UC Berkeley student Tarishi Jain was killed in the terrorist attack on Dhaka, Bangladesh. Take Two discussed how the threat of global terror impacts study abroad programs.

A vigil is planned for Leslie at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Sproul Plaza.