More than 80 people killed in Nice, France attack on Bastille Day
Friday, July 15, 2016
Yesterday at about 10:30 pm French city of , a truck killed at least 84 people and more than 100 people were injured, at least 18 critically, who were watching fireworks on evening, French officials reported. The attacker was later shot dead by the police.(2030 ) in the
The attacker drove for some distance — by one report as much as 2(more than a ) — through the crowd along the . The owner of the Le Queenie Restaurant near the seaport told , "People went down like ninepins".
20-year-old eyewitness Fanny told Reuters the fast-approaching truck was moving in a zigzag manner, driving in the pedestrian area. Another survivor described sheltering with others in a restaurant. An eyewitness named Nader told he thought the driver had lost control of the truck. Later, he also saw the driver taking out a gun.
Donald Tusk said, "Tragic paradox that the subject of the Nice Attack was people celebrating " ((fr))French language: C’est un tragique paradoxe que les cibles de l’attaque Nice attaque soient les gens qui célébraient liberté, égalité, fraternité.President
French president François Hollande tweeted, "France is tearful, sorrowful, but she is strong and will always be more than the fanatics who now want to smite her." ((fr))French language: La France est éplorée, affligée, mais elle est forte et le sera toujours plus que les fanatiques qui veulent aujourd’hui la frapper.
A few hours before the incident, Hollande had announced the state of emergency would be lifted on July 26 after November's Paris attack, but after this incident, he announced extending the state of emergency into October. Condemning the incident, he said, "We will further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria." He also said "operational reserves" will be called up to support the armed forces in France.
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