Truck rams Bastille Day crowd in Nice killing at least 80

A vehicle driven at high speed along the crowded seafront promenade in Nice was aimed at people enjoying Frances 14 July celebrations

At least 80 people were killed and about 100 more were injured when an armed man drove a truck at full speed into a crowd who had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks display over the seafront in Nice on Thursday night.

French counter-terrorism police are investigating after the driver careered into the dense crowd and continued to drive into them for a distance of 2km. The French interior ministry confirmed that the driver had been shot dead by police, who are investigating whether he acted alone or had accomplices.

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