Death toll in Nice terrorist attack reaches 84 (PHOTO, VIDEO) (UPDATING)

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09:35(GMT+4) The death toll as a result of the Nice terrorist attack has reached 84, RIA Novosti reported citing the statement made by France’s Interior Ministry.


03:48 (GMT+4) A terrorist act was committed on Thursday night in Nice, the prefecture of the department Alpes-Maritimes said, TASS reported.

At least 80 people were killed, 120 were injured, the BFM TV channel reported.


02:26 (GMT+4) Dozens of people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday when a truck ploughed into crowds watching fireworks display on France's Bastille Day national holiday, the mayor said on Twitter, Reuters reported.

BFM TV said at least 30 were dead after the truck drove through people on the famed Promenade des Anglais on the Nice seafront. BFM said local authorities were treating the incident as an attack. Almost exactly eight months ago Islamic State militants killed 130 people on a Friday night in Paris in November.

"Dear Nicois," local government leader Christian Estrosi wrote in a tweet. "The driver of a truck appears to have killed dozens of people. Stay at home for the time being. More news to follow."

Regional newspaper Nice Matin quoted its own reporter at the scene saying there were many injured people and blood on the street. It published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it said was "riddled with bullets" and images of emergency services treating the injured.

Damien Allemand, the paper's correspondent, was quoted as saying: "People are running. It's panic. He rode up onto the Prom and piled into the crowd ... There are people covered in blood. There must be many injured."


01:59 (GMT+4) At least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on Thursday night, French TV channel BFM TV said, Reuters reported.

The truck rammed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk in the center of town, regional newspaper Nice Matin reported, citing its own reporter at the scene.

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.

The reason for the crash remained unclear.


01:49 (GMT+4) A truck has crashed into a crowd gathered for France’s Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront of the southern city of Nice, French media have reported.

The local police prefect of Alpes-Maritimes warned of an attack and asked Nice residents to stay indoors, France info radio reported.

“People are running, it’s panic,” a local newspaper journalist from Nice Matin was reported saying. “There is blood, no doubt injuries”, the Guardian reported.