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84 die in Nice terror attack

At least 84 persons were killed in a suspected terror attack on France as the country celebrated Bastille Day.

A lorry loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove on to a pavement in Nice more than a mile before police shot dead the driver.

The killer was a 31-year-old French citizen born in Tunisia. He was said to be known to police but not on a terror watch list.
Celia Delcourt, 20, from Nice, was enjoying the Bastille Day celebrations with friends when the attack happened.

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

“When the fireworks ended, we went on to the Promenade des Anglais and we started walking and we heard gunshots and we started running from on the other side,” she told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

“It was dark. We didn’t know what was happening. We thought it was fireworks from another place. We just started running because everybody was running, without knowing what was happening.

“We never thought it will happen in our city, it’s crazy. It feels like it’s a part of our day since it happened in Paris but we never thought it would happen here.”
Brit holidaymaker: “People were lying on the streets dead and people were running over the bodies”

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British holidaymaker Esther Serwah, 59, was staying in a hotel a short walk from the scene.

She said she had been on her way to the Promenade des Anglais for dinner with her daughters when people started screaming at her.

Mrs Serwah, from Surrey, said: “I was just walking to the Promenade and then I saw everybody running and I just didn’t know what was going on. People were screaming at me in French but I didn’t understand.

“Some people were lying on the streets dead and people were running over the bodies. Everybody was saying it’s a terrorist attack. It’s just horrible, horrible, horrible. I’m in shock. I’m still shaking.”

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