Thursday, July 14, 2016


An injured individual is seen on the ground after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

It's absolute chaos'

A spokesman for the Alpes Maritime prefecture advised locals to ‘stay indoors’ as gunfire was heard, and a lorry was driven into a crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, Peter Allen reports.
Bodies could be seen lying on the floor by the beach, as the police and other emergency services tried to deal with a mass panic. 
Fireworks were filling the night sky as the drama unfolded, as the crowds enjoyed July 14th, which is always a Bank Holiday in France.  
"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 were all packed at the height of the holiday season. 

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