Absolutely terrifying. We have now learned that the truck that plowed through a crowd in Nice, France, killing 84 people including children, was full of guns and explosives. We have all of the horrifying details, right here.
We are beginning to learn more about the truck involved in a terrorist attack that left 84 people dead, and up to 202 injured on July 14. A man drove a “lorry” – which we call a semi truck in America – through the streets of Nice, France. The truck apparently barreled down the road for two kilometers, hitting people celebrating Bastille Day while the driver shot into the crowd.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2016
Finally, the lone driver was shot and killed by police, stopping the deadly violence. The President of the region (who also used to be Mayor of Nice), Christian Estrosi, revealed that the truck was full of “firearms, explosives and grenades” according to CNN. Police are still working to find out whether the killer was working alone or with others.
The Guardian reports that witnesses described the truck, which was white, as zigzagging back and forth, so as to hit as many people as possible with it’s massive weight. Other eyewitnesses say that they could see the truck speeding up as it killed dozens while driving down the promenade. Thousands of people had been there to enjoy fireworks on Bastille Day, the French equivalent of Independence Day. Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families after this terrible tragedy.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts and prayers to the citizens of Nice, France, below.