Tragic story of the man who lost six members of his family in the Nice attacks

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A man lost six members of his family in the horrific lorry massacre in Nice, French media reported.

The man, named as Christophe Lyon, was with his wife, her 28-year-old son, his parents and his parents-in-law when they were killed in the Promenade des Anglais attack, the Republicain Lorrain newspaper said.

The sole survivor was said to be too traumatised to speak.

A teddy bear sits with flowers and paper tributes near the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016.
(Laurent Cipriani/AP)

Francois Locatelli, 82, and Christiane Locatelli, 78, their daughter, Veronique Lyon, 55, and Michael Pellegrini, 28, their grandson, had gone for a brief holiday to the French Riviera.

They met up with Veronique's in-laws - Gisele Lyon, 63, and Germain Lyon, 68, who were also killed. Their son, Christophe, was the sole survivor.

The Locatellis were well-known in the township of Longwy in north-eastern France, where Francois had worked as a heating engineer and his grandson taught economics and social studies.

Flowers are placed at the scene of a truck attack on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016.
(Francois Mori/AP)

At least 84 people, including around a dozen children, died when a terrorist drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.