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Tragic Day for France as Truck Rams into Crowd, 80 Dead

by on July 15, 2016
 
At least 80 people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations. Weapons and grenades were found in the vehicle following the attack.
The attacker’s ID was found in the truck, revealing that he was of a 31-year-old man of

At least 80 people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations. Weapons and grenades were found in the vehicle following the attack.
The attacker’s ID was found in the truck, revealing that he was of a 31-year-old man of Tunisian origin, Nice-Matin reported, citing sources.
Meanwhile, TV channel i-Tele said that the attacker was already known to law enforcement, but only for minor crimes and not in connection with terrorism.
Damien Allemand, a Nice-Matin reporter who witnessed the attack, said the assailant was trying to maximize the number of casualties by moving the truck erratically.
“An enormous white truck came along at a crazy speed, turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people,” he wrote, adding that the victims` bodies were “flying like bowling pins along its route.”
Nice regional president Eric Ciotti confirmed to BFM that the attacker was killed “apparently after an exchange of gunfire.”
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to over 70 people, he wrote, confirming the earlier reports.

origin, Nice-Matin reported, citing sources.

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Meanwhile, TV channel i-Tele said that the attacker was already known to law enforcement, but only for minor crimes and not in connection with terrorism.
Damien Allemand, a Nice-Matin reporter who witnessed the attack, said the assailant was trying to maximize the number of casualties by moving the truck erratically.
“An enormous white truck came along at a crazy speed, turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people,” he wrote, adding that the victims` bodies were “flying like bowling pins along its route.”
Nice regional president Eric Ciotti confirmed to BFM that the attacker was killed “apparently after an exchange of gunfire.”
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to over 70 people, he wrote, confirming the earlier reports.

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