According to media reports, an anonymous truck rams into crowd where people were watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France late on 14th July. At least 77 people killed and around 100 injured in an attack in Nice.
Truck was intentionally driven at high speed and hit the people. The truck was loaded with weapons and grenades. Truck driver was shot dead by the police.
Last year in terror attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and across the city in which 130 people were killed in a November 2015 attacks.
Mayor Christian Estrosi of Nice city tweeted, “The driver of a van appears to have killed dozens. Stay in your homes for now. More info to follow”.
French President Francois Hollande declared that, State of emergency will be extended by three months. We have seen extreme violence and it’s obvious we must do everything to fight this terrorism.
Indian ambassador in Paris in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far no reports of any Indians affected, Ministry of external Affairs stated. Helpline number given by MEA is +33-1-40507070.