‘Them both, them both’: Pictured, moment wailing father realises his wife AND son, four, are victims of Bastille Day horror
- The identities of the 84 victims who lost their lives in the Nice terror attack on Bastille Day have started to emerge
- Father Tahar Mejri broke down after learning of death of son Kylian, four, who had been missing since Thursday
- Four-year-old Yannis Coviaux was also confirmed dead by father Mickael, who said his ‘heart had been ripped out’
- Timothe Fournier saved his pregnant wife’s life but was killed himself when he was struck by the huge lorry
- American father Sean Copeland and his son Brodie, 11, from Texas, were killed while on a ‘dream holiday’
- French minister called on ‘all patriotic citizens’ to become reservists to boost security after the latest terror attack
Arms raised to the sky in disbelief, this is the moment a father realises his four-year-old son and wife have been killed in the Nice massacre.
Tahar Mejri desperately scoured the city for his son Kylian after the body of his wife Olfa Bent Souyah Khalfallah was found on the Promenade des Anglais in the wake of the massacre. All that was found near the scene of his son was his scooter.
Mr Mejri wailed ‘them both, them both’ outside the Pasteur Hospital in the north of the city as the true horror of what happened became clear.
His wife and son are among the 84 people who lost their lives when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck into scores of revellers who had gathered on the famous promenade to celebrate Bastille Day. A further 50 victims are said to be ‘between life and death’ after suffering horrific injuries.
The harrowing scenes of Mr Mejri came as the names of those killed in the atrocity started to emerge, with many being confirmed by friends and family on social media. Images of dozens of others who remain missing have also been shared thousands of times online.
Meanwhile the French Interior Minister called on ‘all patriotic citizens’ to become reservists to boost security as four men were detained in connection with the attack.
Ten children and teenagers are among the dead and another five children are still fighting for their lives alongside dozens of critically injured adults.
A spokesman for the Lenval Foundation paediatric hospital, where some 30 children are being treated, said the youngest patient is just six months old.
Speaking outside Pasteur Hospital, Mr Mejri’s brother, Kame, said: ‘My brother found his wife dead but his son wasn’t there. I came to help him. We have searched in all the hospitals but we don’t know where he is, we don’t have any answers.
‘Now my brother is inside, today they have finished the DNA tests and
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