This is so terrifying. Shocking footage of the truck accelerating into the Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, has surfaced, giving us a glimpse into the last moments of the lives of dozens. WATCH right here.
As the death toll of the Bastille Day terrorist attack in France on July 14 rises to 84, a scary video of the huge white truck plowing through the crowd of people celebrating the holiday has been revealed. In the raw footage, you can see officers shooting at the truck’s cab while it barrels towards innocent people celebrating the holiday. Screams and shouts are heard in the video, and the entire thing is just frightening. You can watch the video above, but be aware that it is uncut footage.
The tragic attack left hundreds of individuals dead or injured, and we’ve learned that the attack was an act of terror. The truck that ran over the crowd was reportedly loaded with weapons, including guns and grenades. Eyewitnesses say that bodies were seen in the road over a mile away, and the driver stopped and got out of the truck to shoot at bystanders, TV station French 24 reported.
The driver has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, per French authorities. Bouhlel reportedly had connections to other crimes, including theft and acts of violence, Daily Mail reports. He apparently rented the vehicle two days prior to the Bastille Day attack, and is currently the sole suspect in the tragedy.
The 31-year-old man was married with three children, according to Reuters, and is from the Tunisian town of Msaken. Officials say he was not known to hold radical or Islamist views.
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