Warning: Distressing Content
A lorry has plowed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing dozens and injuring many others.
The BBC reports the incident occurred on the Promenade des Anglais during a firework display.
The Mayor of the City, Christian Estrosi has told anyone in the city to remain indoors.
Cher niçois, le chauffeur d'un camion semble avoir fait des dizaines de morts. Restez pour le moment à votre domicile. Plus d'infos à venir
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) July 14, 2016
The latest figures suggest at least 30 people have died, and another 100 have been injured.
BFMTV: official says at least 30 people killed and 100 injured after truck hit Bastille Day crowd in Nice and driver of vehicle is dead
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
A vehicle plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, leaving several injured, media reported on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/8S5qdT9lxm
— China Daily (@ChinaDailyUSA) July 14, 2016
Reports have also suggested gunfire was exchanged at the scene between police and the occupants of the vehicle, although this has yet to be confirmed.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 14, 2016
An Agence France-Presse reporter said:
We saw people hit and bits of debris flying around.
A reporter from the Nice Matin newspaper reportedly added that there was ‘a lot of blood and without doubt many injured.’
— RT (@RT_com) July 14, 2016
Our thoughts go out to family and friends of the victims.
More to follow.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.