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  • Writer's pictureAyrshire Daily News

Attack In Nice: '60 Dead' As Truck Hits Crowd

At least 60 people are reported to have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd in an apparent attack in the French city of Nice.

A further 100 people have been injured, according to French television station BFM TV.

One eyewitness reported seeing the driver slam the lorry into revellers celebrating Bastille Day on the city's famous Promenade des Anglais.

He then emerged from the vehicle and started shooting, local resident Wassim Bouhlel told news agency AP.

"There was carnage on the road," he said. "Bodies everywhere."

Local newspaper Le Parisien is reporting that shots were exchanged with police.

"According to our information the driver of the lorry has been killed. A possible accomplice fled the scene," the newspaper said.

The white lorry appears to be riddled with bullet holes

A image appears to show the front of a white lorry riddled with bullet holes. The incident took place as revellers gathered to watch a Bastille Day fireworks display on city's waterfront. Dramatic footage shows dozens of panicked people running from the scene.


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