A crazy truck crashed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, after the fireworks of July 14. At least 80 people were killed, and 18 others are in a state of “extreme urgency”. The anti-terrorist section of the Paris prosecutor was seized.
A truck crashed into the crowd during 2km Thursday night in Nice on the promenade English, while passers attending the festivities of July 14. the truck “drove the crowd over a long distance along the Promenade, which explains this extremely heavy toll” is specifies the Alpes-Maritimes sub-prefect, Sébastien Humbert. “There was gunfire and the driver was shot” the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced at a press conference that at least 80 people died and 18 others are in an “absolute emergency”
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in a speech, the president announced that “the terrorist nature can not be ignored and it is once again an absolute violence.” He announced the extension of the three-month state of emergency, while the state of emergency was to end on 26 July. Vigipira The plan has also been enhanced in “Alert attack” in the Alpes-Maritimes.
The Head of State also announced that he will appeal “to the operational reserve . We can deploy them to all the places where we will need them. ” The strikes in Syria and Iraq will also be strengthened.
The driver was shot and identity papers in the name of a French-Tunisian were found in the truck, according to AFP, quoting a police source . It is not yet known whether these papers belong well shot driver. The prosecutor of Nice was divested of the investigation in favor of anti-terrorism section of the Paris prosecutor .
“Weapons and found grenades”
“Stay at this time at home,” advised Christian Estrosi, who also indicated that weapons and grenades were found in the truck. Police sources at least one gun was actually found inside the truck. The local newspaper Nice Matin he mentioned “several weapons”.
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Present at the scene of the fireworks, an AFP journalist saw a white truck rush at full speed into the crowd, sparking panic and throwing debris all around. “It was absolute chaos” in those places located in tourist heart of the great city of the French Riviera, he has described.
The president Francois Hollande hurriedly left the Avignon festival to go to Paris where he s’ visited once, shortly before 1:30, the crisis turned to the Ministry of the Interior Place Beauvau, where he met Prime Minister Manuel Valls , while the Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was traveling from his side in Nice. The head of state will gather a select council of security and defense Friday at 9:00, said the Elysee. He will then travel to Nice, in the company of Manuel Valls.