Terror on Bastille Day: Attack in Nice Kills 77, Injures 100

Publish Date
Friday, 15 July 2016, 1:21PM
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• French officials say more than 77 dead in Nice attack.
• More than 100 people injured after truck ploughs into crowd celebrating Bastille Day.
• Man behind wheel of truck fired shots into crowd after crash.
• Driver shot dead by police.

The driver of a large truck that mowed down hundreds of revellers at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice drove in a zig-zag fashion at about 70km/h to hit as many people as possible, say witnesses.

Officials have confirmed 77 people are dead after the truck ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, during a fireworks display.

Reports from Nice say a 31-year-old Tunisian man was driving the truck. No further details are available.

French president Francois Hollande is expected to make a televised address at 1.30pm (NZT).

At least 100 people were injured and many are crowding the lobby of luxury hotel Negresco, which has been turned into a field hospital.

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