3 Estonian residents in hospital after Nice terror attack

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Three residents of Estonia who sustained injuries in the July 14 terror attack in Nice are still being treated in hospital in France.

Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said at a press briefing in Tallinn on Tuesday that the three people in hospital in France are two Estonian citizens and one citizen of Russia living in Estonia on a residence permit. The ministry is not disclosing the nature or scope of their injuries.

The Estonian Foreign Ministry obtained confirmation from the French authorities late on Monday night that there are two Estonian nationals among the people killed in the terrorist attack in Nice.

The Foreign Ministry is in contact with the victims' next of kin and a diplomat from the Estonian embassy in Paris sent to Nice is providing allround advice and help to them.

The families of the Estonian nationals killed in the attack have requested to respect their privacy.

According to the media the victims are a woman by the first name Tatjana, who was on a holiday in Nice with her husband, daughter and grandchildren, and Rickard Kruusberg, a 21-year-old from Tallinn who attended an innovation academy program in Nice.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian national, ploughed a truck into crowds of people leaving the French national day fireworks display in Nice on the evening of July 14, killing 84 and injuring scores of others.