Thursday, 14 July 2016

At least 30 feared dead as lorry rams into crowd celebrating Bastille Day in suspected Terror attack

No fewer than 30 people are feared dead and more than 100 injured as a lorry runs down a large group of people in the southern French city of Nice during the Bastille Day celebration in a suspected terrorist attack. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city. It is believed the gunmen are holding hostages in the Meridien Hotel and the Buffalo Grill restaurant.  

Eyewitnesses said there were 'bodies everywhere' with at least 100 people injured.  

'It is absolute chaos,' said an eye witness who works in the Nice judiciary. 'There are reports of dozens of people killed, and many more injured. Bodies are lying everywhere.
'Police are flooding the streets, including anti-terrorism officers. Nobody knows what to do, except to hide away. Gunmen are meant to be targeting hotels.'
The lorry was seen mounting the pavement and piling into anyone the driver could see, ramming over those who tried to run away. The area around the Promenade is full of hotels and restaurants, which that were all packed at the height of the holiday season.

France is still under a State of Emergency following last year's attacks on Paris, when almost 150 people were murdered by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda operatives.

At least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd 

At least 30 people have been killed during a horrific Bastille Day attack in Nice, southern France 

Eyewitnesses reported there were exchanges of gunfire between police and suspected terrorists in Nice, southern France 

Several people have been injured as videos emerged showing people fleeing in panic

The Mayor of Nice has already admitted that 'dozens of people' have been killed in tonight's attack 

People ran for their lives as the truck ploughed through the group of people in Nice, southern France

Horrific images depicting men and women lying on the side of a road close to the Promenade des Anglais 

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