Another tragedy has occurred in the beautiful country of France Thursday evening on July 14, 2016. In the city of Nice, France an attacker rammed through the streets with a cruel intention.
In an article on theguardian.com, they explain “Witnesses said the driver was aiming the vehicle at the crowd and ‘zigzagging’ so he could hit as many people as possible. It was reported that the attack lasted for 2km.” The estimated length of the night attack was about a mile and a half.
The vehicle contained arms, also with loaded grenades French police say. The attack happened on the celebrations of Bastille Day. Eric Ciotti, a representative of the Nice in the French Parliament, said 77 people were killed, 65 injured, including 15 critically. Authorities also said the driver was firing on the crowd as he drove.
On an article in theguardian.com they reveal witnesses explained the event as scenes of terror and chaos on the beachfront of Promenade de Anglais. In the crowd of the victims there included families, babies, and children.
Pictured above: Bodies covered at the attack site. (Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
Police eventually killed the loaded assassin driver.
Previously earlier on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande, said the state of emergency of France will be lifted this month. This was due to the previous terrorist attacks on Paris in November 2015.
Story is being further developed as more news come.
Written by: Karina Bran