Worthy Christian News » World News » Terrorist Attack in France: At least 60 killed as truck crashes into Bastille Day crowd
(Worthy News) - France’s national holiday turned bloody and violent Thursday night in the southern city of Nice, as a truck drove through crowds of Bastille Day revelers and gunmen attacked several tourist haunts throughout the city.
The French Interior Ministry told reporters that at least 60 people were killed, and reports from Nice described a lengthy drive on pavements, not merely a crash into a building.
Sebastian Humbert, prefect for the Alpes-Martime area said: “A truck rammed into the crowd over a long distance, which explains this extremely heavy toll.”
The driver was reported killed in an ensuing gunfight but a second gunman escaped. There were also reports of attacks on a downtown Nice hotel and its attached restaurant. [ Source ]