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Tragedy! 75 Dead After Truck Plows Into Crowd in France

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At least 75 people have  been killed and 100 injured in Nice, France a few hours ago when a gun man driving a lorry started shooting into the crowd of people celebrating the Bastille Day (French Independence day)  national holiday. An eye witness said he got out of the truck and started shooting at people, got back into the truck and plowed into the crowd killing several other people. The lorry on Thursday night rammed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk in the centre of town. At least 100 were wounded in the attack.

Another eyewitness said:

  “I was enjoying the Bastille Day fireworks just like thousands of other people at the promenade in Nice,” he said. “I was just walking back after the fireworks had finished. I looked towards the truck and I thought it was a bit odd, because the roads were shut down and there were hundreds perhaps thousands of people walking along. “But then from the direction of the truck, I started hearing screaming and then people started running. And so I joined all those people in running away from there.”

The driver drove for over 2km plowing into people in his way. Eyewitnesses said he drove 30 to 40 miles per hour into the crowd.

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The driver was eventually killed by the Police squad. The truck was said to be loaded with arms and grenades.

Police officers and rescued workers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. The mayor of the French city of Nice said dozens of people were likely killed after a van rammed into a crowd marking Bastille Day in the French Riviera resort today and urged residents to stay indoors. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

The death toll was initially 73, but it has increased to 75 dead.

French anti terror investigators are currently investigating the incident


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