Bastille Day terror in Nice – 73 murdered in ISIS attack
Up to 73 have been killed and 120 more injured after a truck crashed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.
Horrifying pictures and videos have emerged of bodies strewn across the street after a lorry driver ploughed into revellers along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France.
The truck driver was then shot dead by police – who are treating the incident as an attack.
Guns and ammunition were found in the back of the truck “suggesting a premeditated attack,” according to Le Figaro
Other videos posted to Twitter show terrified people rushing away from the scene.
A video posted on Twitter show terrified people rushing away from the scene of the incident.
Another clip shows panicked crowds, including a woman with a push chair, dashing for safety and falling over each other in their bid to escape.
Panicked crowds, including a woman with a push chair, can be seen dashing for safety and falling over each other in their bid to escape.
Sebastien Humbert, prefect for the Alpes-Maritime area, told BFM TV: “A truck rammed into the crowd over a long distance, which explains this extremely heavy [death] toll.”
He added the truck driver had been shot dead and that he was treating the incident as an attack.
He drove at high speed for 100 metres before hitting the the crowd, according to reports.
One witness Tweeted: “I’m in Nice and I cannot describe the situation – scary awful.
“Dead bodies everywhere people killed in front of my eyes.
“Had to be planned.”
Anti-terror police are said to be swarming the streets.
“It is absolute chaos,” said an eye witness who works in the Nice judiciary.
“There are reports of dozens of people killed, and many more injured. Bodies are lying everywhere.
“Police are flooding the streets, including anti-terrorism officers.
“Nobody knows what to do, except to hide away.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.