At least 60 people are now believed to have been killed, with a further 100 injured, after a lorry struck a crowd celebrating, in the southern French city of Nice.
At least 60 people are reported to have been killed after a lorry struck into a crowd in an apparent attack in the French city of Nice. A further 100 people have been injured, according to French television station BFM TV.
An eyewitness has told the Associated Press that he saw the truck driver emerge from the vehicle with a gun and start shooting after it struck the crowd.
Wassim Bouhlel, a Nice native who spoke to the agency near the city’s Promenade du Paillon, said: “There was carnage on the road. Bodies everywhere.”
The incident took place as revellers gathered to watch a Bastille Day fireworks display on city’s waterfront.
Local residents were warned to remain in their homes while authorities sought to contain the situation. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi promised the release of more information as it became apparent.