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Injured SUTD student was hit by truck in Nice attack

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) student injured in the Nice terror attack was hit by the side of the 19-tonne truck that rammed into a crowd of revellers at a Bastille celebration and killed at least 84 people.

His father, Mr Chuah Tze Leng, said in a Facebook post that his son, Malaysian Esmond Chuah, 22, had called him in the evening.

"He is okay but hospitalised due to a fracture to his back," he wrote late on Friday night, reported The Star.

A CT scan, added Mr Chuah, showed the SUTD student had suffered trauma to his lungs and stomach.

"I would like to say thank you for your help and kind support," said Mr Chuah.

Esmond, one of 12 SUTD students in Nice for a summer programme, was among the crowd along the Promenade des Anglais when the attack happened.

Esmond later called his parents with a nurse's phone after he was admitted to hospital.

The students had left for a three-week programme and was due to return next week.

A Singaporean man was also among those injured during the attack in Nice but his injuries are not life-threatening.

In a statement, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said it would continue to monitor the situation through its embassy in Paris.

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