BREAKING: MASSIVE Terrorist Attack Leaves At Least 60 Dead, 100 Injured… Here’s What We Know


DEVELOPING: A large truck drove into a crowd of people who had gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks show Thursday in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 60 people and injuring 100 more, a police official said. 

The official told France’s BFM TV that the driver of the truck was also dead. Witnesses told the station that the driver fired shots into the fleeing crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, a major boulevard along the Mediterranean Sea.


Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi asked residents to stay where they were immediately following the attack.

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The apparent attack happened at around 10:30 p.m. following a fireworks display.


The Nice-Matin newspaper quoted one of its reporters as saying the truck driver “mounted onto the Prom and he drove on everyone.” The reporter added, “people are running, it’s panic.”

A photo taken by the reporter showed around a dozen people lying in the street, with some being tended to by emergency personnel.


The paper posted an image of the truck on Twitter, captioning it, “The truck that drove into the crowd.”


This is no doubt a terrorist attack.


Daily Mail has more:

Bodies could be seen lying on the floor by the beach, as the police and other emergency services tried to deal with a mass panic.
Fireworks were filling the night sky as the drama unfolded, as the crowds enjoyed July 14th, which is always a Bank Holiday in France.
‘It is absolute chaos,’ said an eye witness who works in the Nice judiciary. ‘There are reports of dozens of people killed, and many more injured. Bodies are lying everywhere.
‘Police are flooding the streets, including anti-terrorism officers. Nobody knows what to do, except to hide away. Gunmen are meant to be targeting hotels.’
The lorry was seen mounting the pavement and piling into anyone the driver could see, ramming over those who tried to run away.
Regional newspaper Nice Matin quoted its own reporter at the scene saying there were many injured people and blood on the street. It published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it said was ‘riddled with bullets’ and images of emergency services treating the injured.
Damien Allemand, the paper’s correspondent, was quoted as saying: ‘People are running. It’s panic. He rode up onto the Prom and piled into the crowd … There are people covered in blood. There must be many injured.’
The area around the Promenade is full of hotels and restaurants, which that were all packed at the height of the holiday season.
France is still under a State of Emergency following last year’s attacks on Paris, when almost 150 people were murdered by ISIS and Al-Qaeda operatives.
An eyewitness has told The Associated Press that he saw a truck driver slam a vehicle into a crowd of revelers in the French resort city of Nice and then emerge shooting, killing many.
Wassim Bouhlel, a Nice native who spoke to the AP near Nice’s Promenade du Paillon, said that he saw a truck drive into the crowd and then witnessed the man emerge with a gun and start shooting.
‘There was carnage on the road,’ Bouhlel said. ‘Bodies everywhere.’
Nice mayor Christian Estrosi, who was at the celebration when it happened, tweeted: ‘Dear people of Nice, the driver of a truck seems to have left dozens dead. Stay for now in your home. More info to come.’

We will keep you updated as more details emerge.


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