Read time: 1 minute

Terrorist With Truck Full Of Explosives Plows Through Crowd In Nice, France

At least 73 people have died, and many more are injured.
Terrorist With Truck Full Of Explosives Plows Through Crowd In Nice, France

A semi-truck reported to be full of explosives plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 73 people and leaving many others injured.

There is video online of the attack, but due to the extremely graphic nature of it, we will not be including it in this post. However, according to NBC News, the attack was brutal.

"White truck literally racing through crowds of all ages. People either caught in path or forced to jump onto rocks over beach barrier," witness Andrew Botros, an Edinburgh man who owns a holiday apartment in Nice, told NBC News in a Twitter message. "Some dead. Horrific," Botros said.

The Guardian reports that the truck was filled with explosives, which suggests this attack could have been far, far worse than it was.

Christian Estrosi, president of the region, says the truck in Nice was loaded with weapons and grenades, according to AP.

Estrosi told BFM TV: “The driver fired on the crowd, according to the police who killed him.”

He said the truck had been driven by someone who appeared to have “completely premeditated behaviour”.

He added that “the truck was loaded with arms, loaded with grenades”.

Reports also indicate that the driver was shot dead by police, thus averting a far more tragic outcome than the one we already have.

This post will be updated when more information is available.


Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.