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18 still critical after Nice attack: Health minister

French President Francois Hollande (C), flanked by French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L), at the Pasteur Hospital in Nice, a day after a gunman mowed down 84 people celebrating Bastille day.? Photograph: (Reuters)

AFP Nice, France Jul 17, 2016, 11.41 AM (IST)

French health minister Marisol Touraine said today that 18 people, including one child, were still in critical condition after the truck attack in Nice that killed 84.

Touraine said 85 people were still hospitalised, 29 of whom were in intensive care, after the attack claimed by the Islamic State group which turned a night of Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city to horror.

Touraine said that there was now only one person among the injured who had yet to be identified.

Over 300 people received medical care in the wake of the attack carried out by Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian who smashed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd that had just finished watching a fireworks display.

(AFP)

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