Breaking News: At Least 73 People Dead After Truck Plows Into Crowd; Terror Attack Suspected
B astille Day is supposed to be a celebration of the independence of France as a result of the French Revolution on Tuesday, July 14, 1789; but the festivities took a tragic turn in Nice, where a minimum of 73 people were killed and greater than 100 people were injured when a truck plowed into a crowd of people, according to reports by multiple sources.
The driver of the truck is amongst the dead, as he was shot by law enforcement officers. Explosives, grenades and firearms were reportedly found in the large panel truck. The male occupant of the truck reportedly drove for two kilometers along the pavement before the truck accelerated and “mowed over bodies” as it plowed into the crowd.
At Least 73 People Dead After Truck Plows Into Crowd; Terror Attack Suspected
The incident — the deadliest since the attack which occurred in Paris in November of 2015 — is suspected to be an attack by terrorists.
Christian Estrosi — who is the mayor of Nice, which is located on the French Riviera — has been keeping the rest of the world up to date pertaining to the incident with his Twitter account.
Nous avons suivi la situation sur place et depuis centre supervision urbain. Ns nous rendons à la cellule psy au CUM pic.twitter.com/jv3LX55BP8
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) July 14, 2016
This is one of many videos already circulating through social media pertaining to this incident…
BREAKING: At least 73 people are dead after a truck plowed through a crowd of people in Nice, France https://t.co/Fq5D7iNCTx
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 14, 2016
…and here is another video:
— HARP DETECTIVES (@harp_detectives) July 14, 2016
This story is still developing at this time as additional information and details unfold…