Attack In France: ’73 Dead’ As Truck Hits Crowd

Attack In France: ’73 Dead’ As Truck Hits Crowd

At least 73 people are dead and more than 150 injured after they were mown down by a truck who drove more than a mile along the promenade ploughing down pedestrians in a suspected terror attack during the Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.

Eyewitnesses say there was an exchange of gunfire in the aftermath of the incident before the driver was shot dead. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to unconfirmed reports in the French media. A second suspect is currently on the run according to French authorities.

Guns and grenades were later said to have been found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.

Anti-terror police swooped in as the city was put on lockdown and residents were warned to stay indoors for their safety. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city in the south of France.

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