At Least 73 Dead From Nice Attack

By Ikenga Chronicles July 15, 2016

At Least 73 Dead From Nice Attack

Reports say that at least 73 people have been confirmed dead, and about 100 injured when a truck drove into a crowd of revelers, in Nice, France. The truck is said to be heavily loaded with guns and grenades and was travelling at 60-70 km per hour.

The attack, which is suspected to be a terrorist attack happened at the Promenade des Anglais which is popular with tourists.

Reports say that after the truck was rammed into the revelers, a gun man came out of it and fired into the crowd.He was later shot twice by the police, even though it is believed that he had an accomplice who fled the scene.

French president President François Hollande has activated the inter-ministerial crisis centre after cutting sort a visit to Avignon.

Solidarity messages have been pouring in from all over the world, with the US President Barrack Obama and new British PM Theresa May fully briefed on happenings in Nice.

ISIS has so far not claimed responsibility for the attack although pro-ISIS groups are reported to have quickly mobilized to “threaten France”.

Christian Estrosi, the President of the Nice region took to twitter and stated that “This is the worst tragedy in the history of Nice with more than 70 victims already”

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