Among the first to die in Nice attack was Muslim woman

Nice, July 15 (IANS) A middle-aged Muslim woman was among the first to be killed when a trucker mowed down 84 people here in a terror attack.

The woman was run over by the speeding white truck on the sidewalk next to Lenval beach during Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday night. She was killed instantly.

The New York Times reported on Friday that two of her sons and other family members stood weeping or frozen in stunned silence around her body that was covered in a pale blue tartan blanket.

The man who drove the truck through thousands massed at the beachfront is believed to be a French citizen of Tunisian origin. French authorities have called it a terror attack.

–IANS

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