Nice, France: At bout 10:30 pm French city of , a truck killed least 84 people and more than 100 people were injured, at least 18 critically, who were watching fireworks on evening, French officials reported. The attacker was later shot dead by the police.(2030 ) in the
The attacker drove for some distance — by one report as much as 2(more than a ) — through the crowd along the . The owner of the Le Queenie Restaurant near the seaport told , “People went down like ninepins”.
20-year-old eyewitness Fanny told Reuters the fast-approaching truck was moving in a zig-zag manner, driving in the pedestrian area. Another survivor described sheltering with others in a restaurant. An eyewitness named Nader told he thought the driver had lost control of the truck. Later, he also saw the driver taking out a gun.
A few hours before the incident, Hollande had announced the state of emergency would be lifted on July 26 after November’sattack, but after this incident, he announced extending the state of emergency into October. Condemning the incident, he said, “We will further strengthen our actions in and in .” He also said “operational reserves” will be called up to support the armed forces in France.
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