Witnesses describe sheer panic as vehicle ploughed through people ‘like a bowling ball’ in Nice
by Tess de la Mare and Jonathan Reilly, Tom Michael and Peter Allen, The Sun:
At least 77 people were killed last night and hundreds more injured in a terror attack during Bastille Day celebrations in southern France.
A lorry ploughed through crowds “like a bowling ball” for more than a mile as families and friends watched the annual fireworks display on the streets of Nice.
A bullet-riddled lorry could be seen at the scene of the attack.
Horrific images appeared online showing piles of people lying motionless on the ground.
One chilling photo appeared to show the body of a small child next to a doll.
Bodies were seen being wrapped up in sheets in the streets in pictures posted on social media.
The truck driver was said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” — God is greatest — before being killed in a gun battle with cops.
A second man was believed to be on the run.
Police said guns and grenades were found in the vehicle alongside the driver.
Dozens of victims were seen lying injured on Promenade des Anglais along the city’s famous waterfront.
Other petrified revellers threw themselves in the sea to escape the carnage.
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