French President Francois Hollande has described as an act of terror the latest terrorist attack in France this time in Nice just as people were gathered for the Bastille Day ceremonies to commemorate France’s Independence.
A truck drove into a crowd at Bastille Day ceremonies late Thursday in Nice, France, killing dozens of people, Regional President Christian Estrosi tweeted.
The attack happened as Victims had been watching fireworks on the beach and were walking down a promenade, either back home or to their cars.
One witness said the truck driver appeared to accelerate toward his victims. The driver was killed by French police,
authorities said. Guns, grenades and unidentified identity cards were found on the truck.
French president Francois Hollande, USA President Barack Obama and other world leaders have condemned the attack on
France’s independent day. More updates to come your way.
Hollande has vowed to fight “the scourge of terrorism” in his country while obama has pledged to support France their
greatest ‘ally”. No group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack.
At least 80 people have been reported dead by different sources including children as at time of report.