No Slovaks Thought to Be among Victims of Terror Attack in Nice

Investigators at the scene of the terror attack (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, July 15 (TASR) – No Slovaks appear to be among the victims of the terrorist attack, during which a lorry ran into a crowd of people celebrating the Bastille Day in Nice on Thursday evening, Igor Skocek, the head of the press department at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, told TASR on Friday.

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak shortly after the incident tweeted that he is shocked and outraged by the heinous attack. “It’s a terrible tragedy for the city and for all those that got affected,” wrote Lajcak, expressing his deep regret over the victims and solidarity with France.

At least 84 people were killed and dozens more injured, when a lorry hit the crowd of people celebrating the Bastille Day in the harbour city of Nice in southeastern France. The attack took place after the fireworks at the bustling Promenade des Anglais around 10.30 p.m.

According to still unofficial information, the attacker was a 31-year-old man with French-Tunisian citizenship, who was eventually killed by the police. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.