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Death toll may be more than 70 people following tonight's attack

Death toll may be more than 70 people following tonight's attack

New reports claim that 73 people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured in tonight’s terror attack in Nice, France.

Horrific footage and video has emerged in the wake of the violence.

A truck was driven into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day on Promenade de Anglais in Nice.

The truck driver was shot dead by French police.

Weapons, guns and grenades have been discovered inside the truck. 

Eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots and pictures on social media showed armed police with weapons trained on a badly damaged white truck.

France is still on alert after the Paris terror attacks on November 13, in which 130 people were killed at sites including the Bataclan Theatre and Stade de France.

French president Francois Hollande vowed at the time to destroy the "army of fanatics" responsible for the terrorist attacks.

And in January 2015 the city was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo attack, when 12 people were killed after gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical magazine.

The Foreign Office said it was in touch with local authorities in Nice and was seeking more information following "an apparent attack on Bastille Day celebration in Nice".

It advised anyone in the area to follow the instructions of the French authorities.