Trucker kills at least 80 in Nice, state of emergency extended in France

By: Express Web Desk | Paris | Updated: July 15, 2016

Nice attack: People cross the street with their hands on their heads as a French soldier secures the area where at least 77  are dead.               

(Note: Nothing happens until it happens to you. That is the meaning of the oft repeated: “Were  there any Indians killed, wounded….?” Yes those killed or wounded James Kottorare our own brothers and sisters. Only when that sense of human brotherhood and sisterhood is instilled in all of us, can there be any hope of wiping out terrorists attacks from the face of the earch. james kottoor, editor)

                    A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President Francois Hollande today called a “terrorist” attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

                 The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.People were killed when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday. (Source: Reuters)

A Police car is parked near the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who’d gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France’s Interior Ministry says there are likely to be “several dozen dead” after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice.

A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President Francois Hollande today called a “terrorist” attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.

Authorities said they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck, as well as “guns” and “larger weapons”.The attack was of an “undeniable terrorist nature,” a sombre Hollande said in a televised national address, confirming that “several children” were among the dead as families came together to celebrate France’s national day.

The bloodshed came on Bastille Day, a celebration of everything France holds dear, its secular republic and the values of “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” (Freedom, Equality, Fraternity)

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