Truck Reportedly Plows Into Crowd on Bastille Day in France
A truck plowed into a group of pedestrians in Nice, France, Thursday night as people celebrated Bastille Day, authorities and witnesses said.
The former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, said on Twitter there appeared to be dozens of deaths. Police on Twitter told residents to stay calm and not leave their homes.
“White truck literally racing through crowds of all ages. People either caught in path or forced to jump onto rocks over beach barrier,” witness Andrew Botros, an Edinburgh man who owns a holiday apartment in Nice, told NBC News in a Twitter message. “Some dead. Horrific,” Botros said.
The local Nice-Matin newspaper reported that a truck ran into a crowd watching a fireworks display.