Nice: UC Berkeley Student Confirmed Dead; 2nd Cal Terror Casualty in July

Nick Leslie (Facebook)
Nick Leslie (Facebook)

Nicholas Leslie, the UC Berkeley student who had been missing for several days following the Nice terror attack, has been confirmed dead, NBC News reports. He is the second UC Berkeley student this month to die in an Islamic terror attack.

Leslie’s family had traveled to France to look for him after he remained the only student unaccounted for on his overseas program.

Three other UC Berkeley students were injured in the Bastille Day attack, during which a radicalized Muslim of Tunisian origin, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, drove a truck for roughly a mile down the oceanfront promenade, killing 84 and wounding scores.

UC Berkeley announced Leslie’s death on Sunday:

Nicolas Leslie, a UC Berkeley student who had been studying in Nice, France, as part of the campus’s Study Abroad program, has been identified as among the 84 people killed in Thursday’s terrorist attack in the French port city.

Leslie, 20, was one of 85 participants in a local summer entrepreneurship program in Nice. Unaccounted for since the truck attack, in which another 200 were injured — including three Berkeley students — he had been the subject of an extensive search by university staff, local officials and family.

His death was reported to campus officials by the FBI, which was notified by its French counterparts earlier today.

“This is tragic, devastating news,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said. “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.”

Two of the three injured students, Vladyslav Kostiuk and Diane Huang, have been released from the hospital and remain in Nice. A third, Daryus Medora, is still hospitalized.

Leslie, who attended Torrey Pines High School near San Diego, follows the death of 18-year-old Tarishi Jain earlier this month in a radical Islamic terror attack in a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, will be published by Regnery on July 25 and is available for pre-order through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.