At least 73 people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured after a truck ploughed into a crowd in an apparent attack in the French city of Nice.

There are unconfirmed reports that he then emerged from the vehicle and started shooting.

“We almost died. It was like hallucinating… (the lorry) zigzagged,” an eyewitness told i-Tele.

“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 in our lives. Some people were hanging on the door trying to stop it,” the witness said.
Eyewitnesses say the driver picked up speed to slam the lorry into revellers celebrating Bastille Day along the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais.


Another witness said the driver sped along the promenade for at least 2-3 miles, mowing people down along the way.

Local officials are reporting that the driver has been killed, while local newspaper Le Parisien is saying a possible accomplice has fled the scene.

The newspaper is reporting that shots were exchanged with police.

A image appears to show the front of the white lorry riddled with bullet holes.

Several weapons, guns and grenades were found inside the vehicle, a local source told local newspaper Le Figaro.

The attack happened as spectators gathered to watch a Bastille Day fireworks display on city’s landmark promenade, which runs some four miles along the waterfront.