Five in custody as mourning continues following Nice tragedy

Five arrested following truck tragedy in Nice as memorials continue to be laid. Picture: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

Five arrested following truck tragedy in Nice as memorials continue to be laid. Picture: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

FIVE people are in custody following the Nice attack where 84 people were killed, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said.

The identities of most of those brought into custody were not clear.

Reports, however, claim the estranged wife of the truck driver responsible, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been taken away by police on Friday.

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Islamic State have claimed Bouhlel was ‘a soldier’ of the group.

Meanwhile, a makeshift memorial of bouquets, candles and messages has been set up near one end of the famous Promenade des Anglais where the tragedy occurred.

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France is observing three days of national mourning in honour to the victims.

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