There has been yet another terror attack in France, this time in Nice. At least 80 people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck drove through a crowd of people gathered along the city’s famous waterside Promenade des Anglais for a Bastille Day fireworks display.
Bastille Day is national holiday to celebrate the French Revolution.
The driver zig-zagged along the promenade for some two kilometres (1.3 miles), mowing people down along the way, according to Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre.
Several officials say he then emerged from the vehicle and started shooting, sending hundreds of terror-stricken men, women and children running in terror.
A Sky News report said “French officials say the driver was shot dead by police at the scene, with images showing the windscreen of the 25-tonne lorry riddled with bullet holes.
“Authorities are investigating if he acted alone following media reports that a possible accomplice had fled the scene.
“Several weapons, guns and grenades were found inside the vehicle, Christian Estrosi, president of the region, has confirmed”.
Identity papers of a French-Tunisian were also discovered, according to a police source quoted by news agency AFP. The papers indicate the man is a 31-year-old resident of Nice.