No Indian is reported to be affected in a terror “attack” in French resort of Nice where at least 80 people were killed when a large truck ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day events.
“Our ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far no report of any Indians affected,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Friday.
Swarup also said the Indian embassy in Paris had opened the helpline number 33-1-40507070.
#NiceAttack Our Embassy in Paris has opened helpline +33-1-40507070.— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 15, 2016
The driver of the truck was shot dead after barrelling two kilometres through the crowd, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.
The attack comes eight months after Islamic State terrorists attacked Paris nightspots, killing 130 people and dealing a hard blow to tourism in one of the world’s top destinations.