BREAKING/*UPDATE*: Ghastly ‘truck attack’ kills AT LEAST 73 at Bastille Day celebration in Nice

BREAKING/*UPDATE*: Ghastly ‘truck attack’ kills AT LEAST 73 at Bastille Day celebration in Nice
Bastille Day celebrants flee the scene of the truck attack in Nice, which French authorities are calling a terrorist attack. (Image: Screen grab of video posted on Twitter by News This Second)

[Ed. – Horribly graphic videos on Twitter — too awful to show here.  UK Express has updated the total fatalities with French authorities: now 73, may continue to mount.]

Dozens of people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday when a truck ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display on France’s Bastille Day national holiday, the mayor said on Twitter.

BFM TV said at least 30 were dead after the truck drove through people on the famed Promenade des Anglais on the Nice seafront. BFM said local authorities were treating the incident as an attack. Almost exactly eight months ago Islamic State militants killed 130 people on a Friday night in Paris in November. …

Regional newspaper Nice Matin quoted its own reporter at the scene saying there were many injured people and blood on the street. It published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it said was “riddled with bullets” and images of emergency services treating the injured.

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