France Truck Attack: Edmonton Student Unaccounted For, Says MacEwan University

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People react as they stand in front of the make-shift memorial where flowers were laid to pay tribute to the victims the day after a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. | VALERY HACHE via Getty Images

EDMONTON — An Edmonton student missing after a deadly truck attack in France that killed at least 84 people is a Ukrainian citizen.

MacEwan University says Mykhaylo (Misha) Bazelevskyy has permanent resident status in Canada.

It says he travels under a Ukrainian passport, which explains why no Canadians were identified as missing after the attack in the resort city of Nice.

Canada's ambassador to France had previously tweeted that no Canadian casualties were reported after the truck filled with weapons plowed into a crowd on Bastille Day late Thursday.

Bachelor of commerce student

MacEwan says Bazelevskyy, who is 22, is a bachelor of commerce student in his fourth year of supply management studies.

Four other students and a faculty member were in Nice participating in a program at the European Innovation Academy.

"The whereabouts of Mykhaylo (Misha) are unknown at this time,'' the university said in a statement Friday. "MacEwan University is working with authorities to determine his status.''

The other students are Derek Anderson, Alanna Brokop, Ismail Khalil and Rebecca Smillie.

The faculty member is Launa Linaker, who teaches in the business management program.

All are safe and the university says it is in contact with them and their families to make arrangements for their return to Canada.

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