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Witnesses in Nice describe terror as crowd fled

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Screen grab of video by @harp_detectives showing people fleeing the attack
Screen grab of video by @harp_detectives showing people fleeing the attack

Witnesses of the attack in Nice described seeing people run through the streets as they heard gunshots.

Wassim Bouhel told the French TV channel iTele that the lorry zigzagged across the road.

He said: "We almost died. It was like hallucinating ... (the lorry) zigzagged - you had no idea where it was going. My wife ... a metre away ... she was dead.

"The lorry ripped through everything ... poles, trees.

"We have never seen anything like it. Some people were hanging on the door and tried to stop it."

Witness Lucy Nesbitt-Comaskey told Sky News that the noise of gunfire "sounded like Beirut".

She said: "I said to my friend 'This doesn't sound like fireworks, it sounds like Beirut when it's under fire'.

"All of a sudden people were screaming in the streets and running into all the restaurants.

"All the restaurants were open and people were coming.

"We were just sitting there and everyone came into our restaurant and the owners were saying 'Please don't go anywhere, come in, come in'.