At least 75 people have been killed after a truck crashed into a crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
The sad occurence, which happened on Thursday, July 14, 2016, also recorded various degree of injuries sustained by 100 people.
According to multiple tweets, many could be seen running in panic after a truck crashed into the crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
An eyewitness said:
“I was enjoying the Bastille Day fireworks just like thousands of other people at the promenade in Nice,” he said. “I was just walking back after the fireworks had finished. I looked towards the truck and I thought it was a bit odd, because the roads were shut down and there were hundreds perhaps thousands of people walking along. “But then from the direction of the truck, I started hearing screaming and then people started running. And so I joined all those people in running away from there.”
The driver drove for over 2km plowing into people in his way. Eyewitnesses said he drove 30 to 40 miles per hour into the crowd.
The driver was eventually killed by the Police squad. The truck was said to be loaded with arms and grenades.
The death toll was initially 73, but it has increased to 75 dead.
The crash in Nice is coming barely five days after the Euro2016 football games in France and eight months after the Paris Attacks.