NICE, France — Dozens of people are dead and others injured after a truck driver slammed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France Thursday night, according to reports.
“Dear people of Nice, the driver of a truck appears to have caused tens of deaths. Stay for the moment in your home. More info to come,” Christian Estrosi, president of the Nice Cote d’Azur region, said in a translated tweet.
French television station BFM TV is reporting that “dozens are dead.”
Video shows revelers running in panic in the French beach town after the truck drove into a group of people watching fireworks in celebration of the country’s national holiday, according to witnesses.
A photo from the scene shows a white truck with its windshield riddled by bullet holes, surrounded by armed officers, according to local newspaper Nice Matin.
Videos taken at the scene show panicked crowds running from the scene. One photo taken from above shows numerous bodies in the street.
This is a developing story.