Terror in France: At least 60 dead and 100 injured, fire at Eiffel Tower
07/14/2016 / By newstarget / Comments
Terror in France: At least 60 dead and 100 injured, fire at Eiffel Tower

At least 60 have reportedly been killed and 100 injured after a driver ploughed his vehicle into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in France.

(As reported by TheSun.co.uk)

Witnesses reported hearing gunfire in the aftermath of the incident which happened shortly after 10.30pm.

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A bullet-riddled lorry could be seen at the scene, supporting reports the driver was shot

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Horrific images appeared online showing people lying motionless on the ground

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Bodies were seen being wrapped up in sheets in the streets in images posted on social media

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Police and ambulances descended on the chaotic scene, with medics desperately trying to help the injured

 

The incident happened in the southern city of Nice on the French Riviera, spreading fears of a terror attack.

Crowds had gathered on the Promenade des Anglais for a firework display, when the lorry apparently crashed into them.

Videos posted online showed panicked people running from the scene in fear, while the local prefecture reportedly called it an “attack”.

One witness told French TV station he had seen a gunman firing into the crowd.

The man told BFM TV: “It’s total panic. We saw a white lorry which drove directly into people on the Promenade des Anglais.

“A gunman fired into the crowd before being shot by police.

“Perhaps they are dead, I’m not sure.”

Bodies are seen on the ground after at least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday

Bodies litter the streets in grim scenes in the south of France

An injured individual is seen on the ground after at least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday

An air ambulance was at the scene as medics tried to help the injured

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A white lorry was seen in the middle of the road with its front smashed up

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Videos taken in the aftermath showed terrified members of the public running for their lives

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The images of the dead and injured are a chilling echo of the Paris terror attacks

 

French soldiers advance on the street after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday

Heavily armed security forces have descended on the area

Estrosi said: “Dear Nice locals, the driver of the truck seems to have caused dozens of deaths.

“Stay in your homes for now. More information to come.”

Shocking images appearing on social media showed people lying motionless on the ground after the terrifying incident.

Others showed people receiving medical treatment in a chilling echo of the Paris and Brussels terror attacks.

The city hosted the England team – along with tens of thousands of fans – just weeks ago for their Euro 2016 clash against Iceland.

The tournament itself was plagued by fears of a terror attack, which thankfully never came to pass.

But France remains on high alert after finding itself a repeated target of violent extremists.

Read more at: thesun.co.uk

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