84 Dead, More Than 100 Injured After Truck Plows Into Crowd In Nice, France

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The latest:

  • At least 84 people have been killed after a truck slammed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. The attack happened at around 11.00pm local time.
  • The truck plowed 2 km through the crowd, driving at 6-70 kmh; it was carrying guns and grenades.
  • The driver, who has yet to be identified, was shot dead by police.
  • Local government chief Christian Estrosi said the driver of the truck had opened fire on the crowd and that weapons and grenades were found inside the truck.
  • Isil supporters are celebrating on social media but the attack has not yet been claimed by any group.
  • The probe will be handled by anti-terrorism investigators.

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Update: President Obama condemns the attack...

Donald Trump remarks...

 

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As we detailed earlier, in the latest European terrorist attack on French soil, a truck plowed into the crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France this evening during a fireworks show celebrating France's Bastille Day holiday. 

The truck was seen mounting the pavement and piling into anyone the driver could see, ramming over those who tried to run away.

According to latest reports, 84 people have been killed and over 100 injured.

The 'truck was travelling at 60-70km per hour' a local Nice Matin journalist on the scene reported:  A witness who gave his name as Antoine cited by Telegraph said: “We were at the Neptune beach and a firework display had just finished. That is when we saw a white lorry. It was going quickly at 60-70 kilometres an hour.”

The truck, whose driver was shot by the police, is shown below with its windshield riddled with bullets. It is said to have been carryng guns and grenades in what appears to have been part of a bigger plot.

 

The truck, captured below as it was speeding up, is said to have driven for 2 kilometers, mowing every person in its way.

 

The truck's driver allegedly got out and started shooting at those nearby.

 

A video capturing the moment of the shooting:

 

The French government has called the attack an act of terrorism. It has activated the "ORSEC plan" to tackle a major emergency situation.

Meanwhile, according to SITE, jihadists are copying the news and celebrating the massacre.

 

"It's total panic," a witness told the channel by telephone. "We saw a white lorry which drove directly into people on the Promenade des Anglais. A gunman fired into the crowd before being shot by police. Perhaps they are dead, I'm not sure."

"Police are flooding the streets, including anti-terrorism officers.  Nobody knows what to do, except to hide away. Gunmen are meant to be targeting hotels."

One eyewitness told France's BFM TV: "Everyone was calling run, run, run there's an attack run, run, run. We heard some shots. We thought they were fireworks because it's the 14th of July.

"There was great panic. We were running too because we didn't want to stick around and we went into a hotel to get to safety. "

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Warning: viewer discretion advised

Local authorities state it is an attack and several gunshots have been heard, French TV reports.

Police and ambulances went to the scene and authorities from the local Alpes-Maritimes prefecture urged residents to stay indoors.

An AFP reporter described seeing a white van driving at high speed onto the famed Promenade des Anglais as people were leaving after the annual Bastille Day celebration display.

"We saw people hit and bits of debris flying around," he said.

The alleged truck behind the attack:

According to the Telegraph, A truck has crashed into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice – prompting fears of terrorism. Horrific images depicting men and women lying on the side of a road close to the Promenade des Anglais appeared on social media. 

Videos and photographs also showed thousands fleeing in panic following reports of loud explosions. 

Fireworks were filling the night sky as the drama unfolded, as the crowds enjoyed July 14th, which is always a Bank Holiday in France.  The country is still under a State of Emergency following last year’s attacks on Paris, when almost 150 people were murdered by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda operatives. 

Both groups are well known for driving vehicles into innocent people, prompting fears that tonight’s incident could be linked to their activities. 

Bastille Day, which celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris during the French Revolution of 1789, is the country’s biggest public holiday.

“There are people in blood, probably full of wounded,” a reporter for the Nice Matin newspaper said.

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drink or die's picture

>>religion of peace

>>ban trucks

 

OK now that that's out of the way, time for some sensible discussion!

Stackers's picture

When will the madness stop and sensible truck control laws be put in place !

peddling-fiction's picture

My condolences to families and friends of deceased and hurt.

<-- Are you an evil downvoter?

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Can we finally put all of this gun control baloney behind us now? Take away all the guns, it won't matter. These kinds of events are every bit as good at killing lots of people.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Beam Me Up Scotty Jul 14, 2016 5:21 PM

If there were NO trucks this would NOT have happened.  Sensible, common sense, truck control... NOW!!!

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD Jul 14, 2016 5:28 PM

BTW - The high pitched voice guy currently on the live feed is a moron.  He says that if the event were "hardened" that the Religion-O-Peace would not have attacked it.  It is the event's fault according to him.  All events must be completely attack proof from all possible attacks.  Planes, trucks, bombs in the sewers, and on and on.  Moron.

Four chan's picture

merkels european enrichment program, put into ...overdrive

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Four chan Jul 14, 2016 5:35 PM

Bitch about the squid, and you face the consequences. Capiche, Hollande?

NoDebt's picture

Damned militant Buddhists strike again.

 

svayambhu108's picture

I find some of the scenes extremly disturbing

BaBaBouy's picture

Butt, Butt, Butt, Frau Murkey Said ...

svayambhu108's picture

Figure are increasing and can be expected to increase

Deaths 73+

Non-fatal injuries 150+

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) svayambhu108 Jul 14, 2016 6:12 PM

THIS is the REAL PROBLEM. http://goo.gl/l6d22d

BaBaBouy's picture

The Brits Are Now Thanking their Lucky Stars that they no longer have to be a part of this Fucking Disaster...

Occident Mortal's picture

There are reports that the truck was full of arms including grenades.

 

Where might these weapons be from?

Syria? Iraq? Libya?

 

If these are M16's and M67's then the West died tonight.

PT's picture

Ban Grenades!  Better confiscate all the citizen's grenades.  We all know how the Frogs like to keep their wardrobes full of grenades!  Oh, and ban Deadly Assault Trucks.  No more than 3 wheels per vehicle!  Much safer that way ...

Occident Mortal's picture

Maybe you need it spelling out for you as you clearly missed the point.

 

If the terrorist truck is full of AMERICAN weapons of the kind that were SMUGGLED into Syria, Libya and Iraq by the CIA (or just plain paradropped into the desert in the hope that they "fall into the right hands") then France might not be too happy about that. And when I say France what I really mean is Europe.

 

Hilary is up to her neck in this shit.

 

At this rate the Berlin wall will be going back up soon, except this time it will be West of Paris.

conscious being's picture

Sputnik News on the rise in terror attacks - some jihadis head-choppers have been informed that they are being sold out so the US can salvage some face as the ZionistJew program for Syria crumbles.

http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160705/1042466210/us-treachery-explodes-terror-proxies.html

cdevidal's picture

We shouldn't jump to conclusions

AAAAND it's Muslims

Déjà view's picture

Boris...when you go to France have Hollande barber style your hair!

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Déjà view Jul 14, 2016 11:23 PM

Since MDB_ isn't here to speak, I will say what he wanted to: "We really need to ban cars.  Also, despite never having done so in the history of America, we need to elect a person who will be more appeasing than the current string of French PMs.  The French electorate only brought this on themselves with all of this headscarf nonsense, and the fact that they didn't allow immigration to proceed faster than they already do. With only 6% of the population being Maghreb, they are clearly racist bigots."

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) WordSmith2013 Jul 14, 2016 11:52 PM

Forget everything I said, THIS is the answer:
http://kxan.com/2016/07/14/austin-patrol-car-lets-its-pride-flag-fly/

jeff montanye's picture

what wordsmith and you said is about right: it may have been a false flag attack, it may have been a one man show, about all we can do is paint gay friendly colors on police cars (which could make some feel better, some worse, could draw another attack).  who knows?  ban trucks.

hollande wants to retaliate.  against whom and how is that working out so far?  i want him to get cheaper haircuts (he's clearly not getting the french people's money's worth --  he looks like shit).

clearly the tension between the west and the muslims has at least a little to do with the wars fought, being fought, and that will be fought for greater israel. stopping that would certainly be a good start to save money and lives and reduce refugee flows.

in my world, where i am king, where michael pence is not donald trump's choice for v.p., when trump says "when will we leearn?", the prior sentence is what he means.  somehow i am becoming less certain that that is his meaning.

factgasm's picture

I know a butcher with a nice sharp cleaver just waiting for Boris.

Billy the Poet's picture

But Muslims live in caves. Who manufactured the grenades?

Dormouse's picture

Who ever these silly terrorists are, they should have realized after 15 years, and arguably quite longer, that attacking innocent people won't get them anywhere. They haven't figured out that the people who they should be murdering, the real targets and prizes, are the policy makers. Policy makers routinely demonstrate that the voices of their citizens are meaningless, so where's the logic? These evil "freedom-haters" are unsophisticated dunces unwittingly facilitating greater centralized power? While the bombs still drop on their homelands for opium and oil. Please! These are desperate moves by the ruling authorities to demonstrate how necessary they are to the stability of western culture, coincidently occurring during a massive awakening of the citizenry as to their corruption.

IndyPat's picture

Bullshit.

France was up to her neck in Libya, same as the Brits.
Oil, gold and target practice.

They just didn't know the 'broader" plan Hill, Obama and the neocons had in store.

bigkahuna's picture

coming soon to America and other "western" countries

Oldwood's picture

I am very concerned as I own a truck very similar to the one that was used here....and I also own numerous guns. Although I am not, nor never have been, a follower of the religion of peace, I have been assured that my lack of religious credentials would NEVER be a considered factor, but as a participant on ZeroHedge, I am very high up on the list.

cro_maat's picture

Oldwood, you have nothing to be concerned about. The truck lease was put into an asset backed security ABS by the lease finance company. They didn't move the lease into the trust during the first 30 days so the syndicate bank is now creating a robo-signing operation to back date the trust transer and the ABS has been sold to a Norwegian pension fund. The chain of title is FUBAR and you will most likely see your truck in Syria on a youtube video with Blackwater mercs in the back playing Pokemon Go. So as long as your logo is not plastered on the driver's side door you are good to go.

BrownCoat's picture

Religion? Islam is an inferior culture. It condones murder, pedophilia, rape, beastiality, and slavery. It is intolerant to anyone non-Muslim and often hates fellow Muslims. Bat-crap crazy and incompatible with Western culture.

joak's picture

You mean incompatible with the culture that brought us WWI, WWII, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, colonialism, fiat money, communism, great people like Saville, Cosby..., native Americans genocide, etc.

You can criticize the essence of Islam as much as you wish, to me it is a side issue (I don't give a shit what is written in their book, do what you want at home ; but for sure you will never see me vacationing in Dubai or even Turkey). IF Western govt wouldn't enable those murderers, there would not be such attacks. If there were no Muslims, the neocons would use another vehicle to push forward their agenda. Funny to see so many so called smart people here fall into the trap. It's like you would blame the fantassins for WWII. If the West would have wiped out regimes like the Saudis instead of the secular regimes in the M-E, all of this would have not happened. Cut the ideological endoctrinment of the salafists (because Islam does not mean anything, the shia's of Iran are not threatening anybody for example, wahabism is the main issue), cut the weapons sources and cut the migrants inflows were the necessary steps. Western govts did all the opposite ; so should I blame deranged Walhid who blew himself or the cynical politicans who are supposed to protect me ? 

Learn more and know less's picture

If there were no Muslims, the neocons would use another vehicle to push forward their agenda

This is true. 

We live in an age of so much corruption and false flags it’s hard for anyone to know what is happening and why. It’s little wonder people who self-identify as Muslims, might retreat into violent interpretations as they probably feel under threat.

Then again, I see Islam as a particularly awful religion.

There are some Muslims who live in Europe who want to bring Sharia law here; this contravenes the basic liberty of belief which the age of science brought to the West almost two centuries ago. This is the bedrock of our culture.

 

Therefore we must protect ourselves and an open discussion needs to be had as to what that might mean.

stonehands's picture

">>>>>.Religion? Islam is an inferior culture. It condones murder, pedophilia, rape, beastiality, and slavery. It is intolerant to anyone non-Muslim and often hates fellow Muslims. Bat-crap crazy and incompatible with Western culture.>>>>>>>

 

Yes, Islam is incompatible with degenerate western culture. LBJGTQRWE sexualization of children, queer bathrooms, an old farting lesbian at the helm,

Wall St./State sponsored usery, scumbag rap "music", niggerball, "Gentleman's Clubs" where strangers ogle your daughters pussy, increased quarelling

and susceptibility to crime from drunkeness.

 

Defilement and purity make no claims on the emancipated American torchbearers of culture.

V in PA's picture

Darn you and you're on point post. You made me half to login to give an upvote. ;)

 

and it's Bat $hit crazy

Galahad Threepwood's picture

Everything you say about Islam is true, but it's even more true about Judaism. And those are the fuckers who are sounds these attacks. 

 

Divide and rule

 

Order from chaos

OverTheHedge's picture

It really doesn't matter which religion you subscribe to - by the time the media have finished d with you, you will be surrounded by 72 virgins / goats, whether you like it or not.

Disclaimer: they may have to blow you up, so remember to take clean underwear, just in case.

spiral galaxy's picture

Check Hillarys emails to find out! Oh, wait! /s

Fredtoon's picture

Why would a guy carrying a truck full of grenades and arms, waist all of that by running over people?  Something spook him?

Ms. Erable's picture

Playing Pokemon Go, no doubt.

PT's picture

Real life Carmageddon.

Antifaschistische's picture

and how can that prick obama keep a straight face and recycle the same script he uses for every single "tragic" event.  Is he truly so brain dead that he can't put together something that doesn't sound like you asked SIRI "what do you think of the tragedy in France".

True Blue's picture

Another of his sons perhaps?

At least ideologically.

TheReplacement's picture

More likely to be Ukranian, Romanian, Czech, Egyptian made Russian designs.  We all know how this works.  Show an AK and it is those evil Russians even if most AKs made are not made in Russia.

Colonel Klink's picture

Bengahzi, but what difference at this point, does it matter?

Lea's picture

The last reports indicate that the weapons found in the truck, barring one, were all imitations.
The driver has been indentified. He was known by the police for petty crimes, but not for any extremist views. The French Intelligence services had no files on him.

Too soon to jump to conclusions, but this looks very much like a mental case, not an organized terrorist action.

Ms. Erable's picture

Was it an assault truck?

MilwaukeeMark's picture

It was a semi assault truck because it had a stick shift but they're calling it a fully automatic assault truck for effect.