Nice Airport back to normal operation (UPDATE)

Other News Materials 15 July 2016 17:57 (UTC +04:00)

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Air traffic at Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, which was previously evacuated, is returning back to normal, the airport spokeswoman Geraldine Giraud has told Sputnik.

Earlier, Daily Express reported about the airport’s evacuation.

French troops rushed to the airport after a suspect package was found at around 13:00 (UTC/GMT +2 hours), said Daily Express.

Passengers were forced to leave the airport and wait outside as soldiers conducted a sweep.

“Usually when there is a luggage which has no property, we get rid of it and that is what happened today,” said Giraud. “The traffic is back to normal.”

“It is a safety procedure,” she added.

The airport’s evacuation came hours after the city of Nice was hit by a terrorist attack on July 14 night.

Reports indicate that a truck ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display on France's Bastille Day national holiday on the Nice seafront.

France’s Interior Ministry said 84 people were killed in the attack.