Attack In Nice: ’60 Dead’ As Truck Hits Crowd

At least 60 people are reported to have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd in an apparent attack in the French city of Nice.

A further 100 people have been injured, according to French television station BFM TV.

The driver is reported to have picked up speed to slam the lorry into revellers celebrating Bastille Day on the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais.

One witness said he drove for at least 2-3 miles, mowing people down along the way.

He then emerged from the vehicle and started shooting, another witness told news agency AP.

“There was carnage on the road,” he said. “Bodies everywhere.”

Local newspaper Le Parisien is reporting that shots were exchanged with police.

“According to our information the driver of the lorry has been killed. A possible accomplice fled the scene,” the newspaper said.

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