Britain warns citizens after truck attack kills 80 in Nice

  • Reuters, London
  • Updated: Jul 16, 2016 01:08 IST
Armed British police officers stand guard outside the French embassy in London a day after a gunman rammed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. (AFP)

Britain’s Foreign Office issued an alert warning British citizens in the Nice area in France to follow the instructions of the French authorities after a Bastille Day attack killed 80 in the Riviera city.

An attacker drove a truck at high speed into a crowd watching fireworks late on Thursday, local media quoted officials as saying.

“We are in touch with the local authorities and seeking more information following an apparent attack on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice. If you are in the area follow the instructions of the French authorities,” the Foreign Office said in updated travel advice on France.

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