NICE TERROR ATTACK LATEST: At least 80 dead as lorry is driven into Bastille Day crowd

15 Jul

A group of students were on the Promenade des Anglais at the time of the incident. 


One of them, Anthony, said: “The fireworks ended, and we went back. 

“At that time we saw the white truck. A six tonne truck. It was speeding at 60 km/h, 70km/h. 

“I saw behind the wheel, the driver was deciding which way it was heading. The truck rolled on to the pavement. 

“It happened two meters from us. I saw people lying on the ground, I saw a small child hit the earth.” 

A reporter for the Nice Matin newspaper who was covering the celebrations added: “There are people in blood, probably full of wounded.”

Fabien Lallemand said he saw a “huge white truck traveling at breakneck speed” which clearly intended to “mow down the maximum number of people”. 

He said: ”I saw bodies flying like bowling pins in its path. I heard noises, screams, that I will never forget. I was paralysed. I did not move. 

“Around me, there was panic, people were running, screaming, crying. Then I realized. And I ran with them.” 

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