An eight-month-old baby boy lost in the chaos after a truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killing at least 84 people was tracked down through Facebook today.
A concerned friend, Tiava Banner, sent out an appeal on Facebook looking for any information on the whereabouts of the child who had been lost in a blue stroller when the rampaging truck sent hundreds fleeing in panic as they watched Bastille Day fireworks. The Facebook post read:
“We have lost BB 8 months. Nice friends if you’ve seen him if you were there if you have collected please contact me!!!!!”
The post was shared at least 22,000 times until it was updated with:
“Found! Thank you Facebook to all those who have helped us and sent messages of support (I won’t answer to all really sorry)!!!!!!!Stop the calls and messages – no interview. (Precision: I’m not the mother of the baby) Other members of the family are hospitalized. No comment more. Thank you.In Prayer for my family and all the families of the victims.
A member of the family contacted by AFP on Today said:
“A young woman found him and took him home with her. She then went online and found the photo of the baby on Facebook. The woman then contacted the baby’s parents”
Source: AFP, Facebook