At least 30 people are feared dead, after a lorry struck a crowd, taking part in Bastille Day celebrations, in the southern French city of Nice.
A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, with reports of many dead.
The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display, media reports say.
The local prefecture has urged people in the area to remain indoors, calling the incident “an attack”.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that “a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people”.
A local official was later quoted as saying that at least 30 people were dead.
Some reports spoke of shots being exchanged between police and the occupants of the lorry but these have not been confirmed.