REPORTS: At Least 77 Dead, 100 Injured As Truck Hits Crowd In Nice

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NICE, France, July 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — At least 77 people were killed and 100 injured when a truck in Nice, France, barreled though a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

“We cannot deny that it was a terror attack,” French Pres. Francois Hollande said in a nationally televised address.

Crowds had gathered to watch holiday fireworks when the driver shot a gun into the crowd, then drove along the Boulevard des Anglais, mowing down spectators.

A man in Nice, France, runs with his baby from a suspected terrorist attack. Image: UPI
A man in Nice, France, runs with his baby from a suspected terrorist attack. Image: UPI

Police shot and killed the driver, according to a spokesman for the French Interior Ministry. Investigators searching the truck found guns and explosives, including grenades.

Anti-terror prosecutors have taken over the investigation, according to BFMTV.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the identity card, for a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man, matches the body of the driver.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.

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