Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

- At least 84 civilians were killed as a truck rammed through a crowd watching fireworks at Promenade de Anglais during Bastille Day

- Survivors were able to capture the horrendous event, sharing their photos and videos on social media sites

- ISIS celebrated the atrocity by creating a poster, showing an image of burning Eiffel Tower and a message in Arabic

What was supposed to be a glorious celebration for France’s independence has turned into a disaster, as those who celebrated Bastille Day in the city of Nice has got people running in terror from a truck accident.

A truck plowed through at least 84 people in the Promenade des Anglais while they were watching fireworks. The driver, who drove at a high speed of 100 meters, was apparently shot dead after the incident. Aside from ramming the truck into the crowd, the driver also fired shots and had a bomb in his arsenal.

Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

The front of the truck was smashed, as police assess the damage.

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The Promenade des Anglais, which is located at the southern city of France, is popularly known as a walkway connected to the Quai des États-Unis on the east.

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Bloodied bodies were strewn everywhere, and a woman based in London shared that she and her family were supposed to watch the fireworks along the area.

Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

The aftermath of the truck incident: dead bodies strewn everywhere.

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"We were told about the fireworks by someone in the hotel and decided to go along. I was going to leave my husband to take the boys because I was so tired but I'm so glad I didn't now," said Harjit Sarang, 42, a surrogacy lawyer from London.

She noted that the fireworks had just finished when her family had noticed the crowds rushing all over the streets.

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"It was just sheer panic and with the volume of people it was a crowd mentality. We just started running, it was so difficult to stay together and to stay calm, especially with two small boys. We just ran, we panicked, not even knowing in which direction our hotel was.

Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

The crowd panicked after the truck rammed into at least 84 people.

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The most devastating part of Sarang’s story was that her son blamed her for taking them into the area.

My eldest son was yelling at us, 'why have you brought me here, I'm never coming here again.’

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She and her family has now booked a flight back to their country tomorrow.

Some witnesses were able to capture the pandemonium and shared photos and videos on various social media sites.

It was a scene out of an apocalyptic movie, as people ran for their lives, screaming, and eventually tumbled over each other in the process.

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ISIS took advantage of the horrendous event and made a poster to celebrate the demise brought on by the incident.

Nice attack witnesses share photos and vids of incident

The poster, commemorating the Nice attack, was apparently created by ISIS.

(photo credit: mirror.co.uk)

The terrorist group also made posters of other countries they are targeting next, such as Germany. particularly in Berlin.

 

It has been reported that ISIS encouraged their followers in the past to kill American and European citizens in any way possible which included running over them with a car.

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The driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, has been in trouble with the law but has not been included in a terrorist watch list or considered as security threat. It is still unknown if he had pledged alliance to the terrorist group.

There is more to uncover from this incident, and we wait for more updates about the driver’s history or if he had company inside the truck.

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