In pics: Dozens dead in Nice as truck slams into Bastille Day revelers

  • AP, Nice, France
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2016 17:44 IST
French police and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais. (REUTERS)

A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday in what officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack.

At least 80 people appear to have been killed, officials said.

Sylvie Toffin, a press officer with the local prefecture, said that the truck “hit several people on a long trip” down the sidewalk near Nice’s Palais de la Mediterranee, a building that fronts the beach.

An injured man is seen on the ground after the truck attack in Nice. (Reuters)

French soldiers secure the street after the Nice attack. (REUTERS)

People cross the street with their hands on their heads as a French soldier secures the area. (REUTERS)

A body is seen on the ground at Promenade des Anglais. (REUTERS)

An injured individual is seen on the ground after the attack in Nice. (Reuters)

Bodies are seen on the ground in Nice after the truck attack. (REUTERS)

A Police car is parked near the scene of the attack in Nice. (AP)

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to the truck used in the Nice attack. (REUTERS)

Police officers and a soldier stand by the sealed-off area in Nice. (AP)

Police officers seal-off the area of the truck attack in Nice. (AP)

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