Photos: Aftermath of deadly truck attack in Nice, France

By 04:19 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 Comments

A large truck driven by a gun man plowed into a crowd of people in the southern French of city of Nice on Thursday night, and killed  at least 77 people, injuring at least 50 as the heavy vehicle mowed over its victims along hundreds of feet.

The incident occurred just as thousands of people poured on to the streets to celebrate the country’s biggest public holiday of the year, Bastille Day, and to watch the fireworks display — a traditional feature in every city and village across France in the annual celebrations.

The driver had also fired on the crowd before being fatally shot by police. See more photos of the aftermath below.

French President Francois Hollande says the Bastille Day truck attack that killed dozens and injured 100 others in Nice has all the elements of a terrorist attack.

"Nothing will make us give way in the fight against terrorism," Hollande said, addressing the nation early Friday. He cited the attacks in Paris last November, saying all of France is under the threat of Islamic State. “France as a whole is under the threat of Islamic terrorism. We have to demonstrate absolute vigilance and show determination that is unfailing.”

The dead attacker, named as a 31-year-old French-Tunisian who lived in Nice, has not been confirmed to be working for Islamic State. President Hollande said authorities will continue to investigate his identity.



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