July 15, 2016 4:03 pm -

A truck plowed into a crowd watching Bastlle Day fireworks in Nice, France.

Police shot and killed the driver, who drove at high speed for over 100 meters along the famed Promenade des Anglais seafront in the southern resort town before hitting the mass of spectators, regional sub-prefect Sebastien Humbert told France Info radio.


Broadcaster i-Tele quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying the preliminary death toll was 60. Local lawmaker Eric Ciotti told France Info radio more probably had died. Other officials put the number of wounded at at least 100 and possibly more.

Regional president Christian Estrosi tweeted that there were “70 victims.”



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