18 still critical after French truck attack: Minister

France's Health Minister Marisol Touraine says 29 of 85 victims hospitalised following truck attack are in intensive care, 18 of whom have life-threatening conditions.
A child mourns as people gather next to flowers and candles placed in the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack, on July 16, 2016 in Nice, southern France.
A child mourns as people gather next to flowers and candles placed in the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack, on July 16, 2016 in Nice, southern France.PHOTO: AFP

NICE (AFP) - French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Sunday (July 17) that 18 people were still in critical condition, including one child, after the truck massacre 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.