Bastille Day Attack: Truck Drives Into Crowd In Nice France Killing 82

At least 84 people were killed and dozens injured in the southern French city of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on Thursday night.

The truck rammed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk in the centre of town.

Mads Stark, an eyewitness, said that he saw at least 25 bodies on the ground, covered in white sheets.

At least 100 were wounded in the apparent attack, with the death toll feared to rise.

Police and the truck driver exchanged gunfire after the crash. The truck driver was reportedly killed during that exchange.

French television channel BFM TV said the local prefecture in Nice was treating the incident as an attack and was asking people to stay at home.

An eyewitness told The Associated Press that he saw the truck driver emerge shooting, after ramming into the crowd.

“There was carnage on the road,” Wassim Bouhlel, a Nice native, told the news agency. “Bodies everywhere.”