At least 84 dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice



    At least 84 dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice

    July 15, Nice: At least 84 people were killed and another 100 injured when a lorry struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, officials say.

    The attacker behind the wheel on Thursday drove at high speed along the famed Promenade des Anglais seafront, hitting the mass of spectators who had been watching a fireworks display.

    It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was shot dead and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry, media reports said.

    President Francois Hollande said the attack was of a "terrorist nature". He extended a state of emergency across France by three months.

    France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed, including children, and 18 were in critical condition.

    Identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian were found inside the truck, a police source told the AFP news agency on Friday.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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