Three German citizens have been confirmed to be among the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Nizza, tagesschau.de confirmed a few minutes ago, today, July 15, 2016. Two twelfth grade students and their German language teacher from a Berlin high school (Paula-Fürst-Gemeinschaftsschule) have died during the attack, all three were female. Another student of the school was injured and is currently in the hospital. Bild.de reports that the students were on a school trip in Nice at the time of the attack.
The district mayor of Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Reinhard Naumann stated: "We are deeply shocked by the death of two students and a teacher of the first baccalaureate year of the Paula-Fürst-Gemeinschaftsschule and mourn with their parents, the entire school, families and friends of the victims. We stand with you side by side and we will secure appropriate support. As a sign of deep sorrow the buildings of the district offices were flagged at half-mast. "
An acquaintance of an affected mother told Bild newspaper: "The whole class was together on the promenade when it happened."
On the evening of 14 July 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Franco-Tunisian, deliberately drove a cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, killing at least 84 and injuring many more. The attacker drove the truck in a zigzag manner through the crowd. He was shot and killed by police.