At least 84 people were killed in southern French city of Nice on July 14, after a truck drove into a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice.
The attack, which came eight months and a day after Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris, is being treated as a terrorist attack with victims including several children.
— Bernardete Baronti (@BernaBaronti) July 15, 2016
So far it is appearing to be the work of a lone assailant.
Shocking footage from Nice shows bodies lying in the street after the incident.
Anti-terror police are on the streets as crowds fled the scene of the crash, in a country still tense after a string of devastating attacks.
Witnesses said the driver was “zigzagging” so he could hit as many people as possible. It was reported that he drove into the crowd for 2km at a speed of about 50km/h.
The truck driver was shot dead after the attack. He has been described as a 31-year-old French citizen of Tunisian origin in local media. He was said to be known to police but not on a terror watch list.
Residents are being told to stay indoors as the emergency services work at the scene.
In last November’s Paris attacks, ISIS gunmen-suicide bombers opened fire on cafés and a music hall, killed 130 people. Since then France had been under a State of Emergency.
François Hollande, the French president, described the attack as a “monstrosity” and said soldiers would be deployed to support gendarmes and police, particularly at the country’s borders.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
No Indian is reported to be affected in a terror “attack” in French resort of Nice .
“Our Ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far no report of any Indians affected,” external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Friday.
France will also mobilise 10,000 extra military troops after the attack.
And Twitter reacted strongly to these attacks:
Just coming in: two Americans were killed in the Nice, France terror attack. The source said a father and his son… https://t.co/rZRQOJHcYj
— Christian World News (@CWNEWLIVE) July 15, 2016
So shocked and saddened by the terror attack that happened in Nice, France today! Omg! 😢
— Christina Duran (@HyphyNina) July 15, 2016
Prayers for France. We live in a world where you truly have to ensure you have a relationship with God. Our world… https://t.co/1pJeHeS8jI
— MUA Melissa Blayton (@MelissaBlayton) July 15, 2016
Seeing the pictures and videos of tonight’s terror attack in Nice, France is truly upsetting. This violence has to stop! #PrayForNice 🇫🇷
— Tommy Blamire (@TommyBlamire) July 15, 2016
I feel like we can’t go 1 day without some sort of terror attack and horrific killings. My heart is with France and I’m praying for them. ❤
— Ann Marie (@yeahinomystyles) July 15, 2016
Another terror attack in NICE..FRANCE
.very horrifying..not a great day to begin with …
— RajeevReddy (@rajeevreddy11) July 15, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the families of killed in terror attack in Nice, Stay strong, France! pic.twitter.com/vhKoS1fAiH
— UKR Embassy in TR (@UKRinTR) July 15, 2016
She said the attack made her “sick at heart”. She said the attacks are a reminder that we need to “stand with our… https://t.co/uxlnuM0QhA
— NewsTalk WMEQ (@WMEQ) July 15, 2016
Fireworks and lightning moments before the terror attack in Nice, France. A picture does paint a thousand words. https://t.co/Xq0GdCVdaa
— Jing Lo (@J1ngL0) July 15, 2016
France terror attack should be another coffin nail on global terrorism. Let India lead counter- terrorism group under the ageis of UN.
— Seshadri Chari (@seshadrichari) July 15, 2016
Nice, France terror attack
Indian Embassy Paris: +33140507070
Indian Embassy Nice: +33 626524814 pic.twitter.com/E6YSGm3Elk
— bhavesh dave (@bombay411) July 15, 2016