Nice residents turn to social media to offer help after attack

Other News Materials 15 July 2016 02:47 (UTC +04:00)

In the aftermath of a truck running into a crowd of people celebrating France's Bastille Day, killing at least 60 and injuring 100, Nice residents have taken to social media to offer shelter to those seeking refuge, Sputnik reported.

Multiple videos have been posted of the possible attack, showing people fleeing from the celebration, though no footage of the crash itself has surfaced. Early witnesses reported gunshots, but this has not been confirmed, as fireworks are routinely part of the annual festivities.

People in the Nice area turned to Twitter offering shelter for those in need. The #portesouvertesnice quickly began trending with offers of help.

An Ohio University student attending the parade, Jonathan Sisler, tweeted "Vehicular attack on Bastille Day crowd in #Nice, France tonight. Mere feet away. Almost trampled by the fleeing crowd. Glad to be alive."