A Jewish woman who was badly injured in Nice on Thursday night when an armed truck driver plowed into a crowd has reportedly died of her injuries.
Raymonde Mamane, 77, and her sister Clara Bensimon, 80, were located in a local hospital on Friday afternoon, where they are both on respirators in critical condition, the Ynet news site reported.
Mamane succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, according to reports in the ultra-Orthodox media outlets Hamodia and Kikar HaShabat.
“She was a wonderful woman, dedicated to her family,” acquaintances of the family told Kikar HaShabat. “The entire community is in shock. At first they couldn’t find the sisters but after searching far and wide, they located them in serious condition in the hospital. Who would have believed that we would be here today eulogizing her? It is a huge loss to the community and a great shock to everyone.”
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Bensimon remained in a coma on Monday, according to the reports, which said her legs had been amputated as a result of her injuries.
A friend of the two women, who was apparently with them during the rampage, was also in a hospital on Friday in serious condition.
At least five of the people wounded in the attack are Jews, according to Yossef Yitschok Pinson, the rabbi of Nice’s Chabad House.
Victims of the Nice truck attack included three generations of a family out for a stroll, a Frenchman protecting his pregnant wife and a former Soviet soldier.
The Bastille Day assault killed at least 84 people of all ages — including 10 children — who had been out enjoying a fireworks display on a warm summer evening. The dead came from at least 12 countries.
More than 300 people were also injured when the Tunisian driver slammed his truck into the crowd on the seaside promenade on Thursday.
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