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UC Berkeley Student Missing, 3 Others Hurt In France Terror Attack

BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A University of California, Berkeley student studying abroad in France is missing after Thursday's terror attack in the city of Nice.

University officials confirmed Friday that 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie has been unaccounted for since a truck driver plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais.

The university said they are working with local officials, U.S. consular officials and Leslie's family to locate him.

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Fabio Bottini, the student's uncle, is checking hospitals in Nice trying to locate him, the Wall Street Journal reported. Bottini is in contact with his mother back in California.

UC Berkeley also confirmed three other students studying abroad being injured in the attack. Two of the students sustained broken legs and are being treated at the hospital. A third student suffered a broken foot.

The students were among a group of 85 from Berkeley attending a 15-day study abroad program nearby.

Officials said the program has been suspended temporarily as France observes three days of national mourning. The program is scheduled to conclude on July 24th.


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