Friday, July 15, 2016

Attack in Nice : At least 80 dead as lorry rams into crowd

At least 80 people were killed and another 100 injured in the southern French city of Nice after an attacker drove a lorry into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday, authorities said.

The attacker behind the wheel on Thursday drove at high speed along the famed Promenade des Anglais seafront, hitting the mass of spectators who had been watching a fireworks display.

Police later shot and killed the driver, officials said.

France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed, including children, and 18 were in critical condition.

Identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian were found inside the truck, a police source told the AFP news agency on Friday...

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