15 July 2016

30 dead as truck hits crowds in Nice

accidentAt least 30 people were killed in the southern French city of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on Thursday night.

The truck rammed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk in the centre of town.

Mads Stark, an eyewitness, told Al Jazeera that he saw at least 25 bodies on the ground, covered in white sheets.

At least 100 were wounded in the apparent attack, with the death toll feared to rise.

Police and the truck driver exchanged gunfire after the crash. The truck driver was reportedly killed during that exchange.

French television channel BFM TV said the local prefecture in Nice was treating the incident as an attack and was asking people to stay at home

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