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NBC Reports at Least 60 Dead as Truck Drives Into Crowd in Nice, France

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 4:52:21 pm

NBC News

Very bad news tonight from Nice in southern France: At least 60 Dead as Truck Plows Into Crowd in Southern France, Driver Killed.

A truck plowed into pedestrians during Bastille Day celebrations in the popular French seaside city of Nice, leaving at least 60 people dead, officials said.

Broadcaster i-Tele quoted the prosecutor's office as saying the preliminary death toll was 60.

The president of the Nice region, Eric Ciotti, said on French radio 60 people were killed. Nice's former mayor and a city official, Christian Estrosi said there appeared to be dozens of deaths. He later said there were 70 "victims."

A spokesperson for France's Interior Ministry said on Twitter: "The individual who was driving the truck was neutralized. Investigation will determine if he was acting alone."

UPDATE at 7/14/16 5:00:14 pm by Charles Johnson

A statement from President Obama:

President Obama's response to #BastilleDay attacks in France, via @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/EjeUMqfvcO

— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) July 14, 2016