The heartbreaking message of a mother to her daughter broke during the Nice attack

At the trial of the July 14 attack in Nice, the mother of a victim sent a moving message to her missing daughter.

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Hearings of civil parties are continuing in the trial of the July 14, 2016 attack in Nice.

At the helm in particular this Wednesday, Margaux.

A very young mother, 28 years old today who, more than a testimony to the court, sent a heartbreaking message to her daughter Leana, killed at only 2 and a half years old.


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With our special correspondent at the Paris Courthouse,

Laura Martel


To you, my daughter who taught me how to become a mother at only 19, who gave birth to this indestructible love in me

" begins Margaux, facing the photo of Leana, blond braids and blue overalls.

This July 14, I said goodbye to you by sending you kisses, who would have thought that we were saying goodbye my love, do you hear me when I speak alone at home, alone on your grave? 

“says the young woman.

That evening, Leana is on the Prom' with her father, Margaux a little further.

A desire for kisses, she sends a text message, the dad replies that they are already going home.

Five minutes later, your father calls screaming, I don't understand anything, I see people running, I call auntie, she says they're trying to resuscitate you, my legs are cut.

The worst confirmed, Margaux refuses to believe it.


I said to myself

'she will open her eyes when she sees me'

but neither my cries nor my love could wake you up



The world of survivors

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 haunting questions 

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did you see that big truck coming at you, what were you thinking- you while your little body fell to the ground, burying us all?

“Margaux had two other daughters, “

but this role of mother has become so hard

” she confides, terrified that each goodbye is in fact a goodbye.

Sometimes I tell myself that I will wait until they are well in their lives to finally leave, life is so long without you 

,” she breathes.

The terrorist, “

I am very happy that he is dead, but I would have liked him to be dying, as I am dying every day

”, asserts Margaux, before a last word to his daughter: “

today, it

It's Wednesday, you should have been with me at home.

But I'm here to pay homage to you because we didn't know how to protect you in your country.

I promise to survive your death as best I can.



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