BREAKING: Truck drives into crowd in France – reports of gunfire
A truck has driven into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.
According to reports the incident took place on the Promenade des Anglais during a firewors display.
Le camion qui a foncé sur la foule pic.twitter.com/h4QuBabJMx— Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) July 14, 2016
At least 30 people were killed in the incident French TV channel BFM TV said.
The truck rammed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk in the centre of town, regional newspaper Nice Matin reported, citing its own reporter at the scene.
I'm in #nice and cannot describe the situation- scary awful. Dead bodies everywhere people killed in front of my eyes. Had to b planned— Certified Tax Coach (@CertTaxCoach) July 14, 2016
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.
The reason for the crash remained unclear
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