By Ike A. Offor
It is a terrible scene here in South French city of Nice after a suicide bomber drove a fast moving truck into a crowd of French citizens celebrating the Bastille day in Nice, France.
A suicide bomber drove a fast moving truck breaking through the barriers at the speed of 35km/h into a crowd of people in a celebration mood for the rememberance of 200 years of French revolution in Nice.
The Republican News reporter in Nice reported that as many as 73 people were confirmed died on the scene.
“There are many dead bodies littered all over the places in and around the center of the city, where people where celebrating this very important day in French history” the reporter said.
The Republican News reporter who were present at the official press release by the mayor of Nice, reported that at least 73 dead and about 100 people are injured.
“A man drove into the crowd and hit a lot of people and he jumped out of the truck and began to shoot into the jampacked crowd that are the celebrating the Bastille day” the Mayor added.
The Mayor described it as a terror attack. ” After the driver hit a lot of people in the crowd, he stepped out of the truck and began to fire with assault rifle”, he said. ” The shooter was fatally shot after he stepped out of the truck and began to fire sporadically into the crowd” he added.
President Obama has extended his condolences to France.
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