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Truck Plows Through Crowd in Nice, France

Dozens of casualties have been reported after the vehicle drove through a Bastille Day celebration.

Published Jul 14, 2016

Mass casualties are reported after a truck drove through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, and the city's mayor urged people to stay home, saying there were "dozens" of deaths:

 
Translated, the tweet reads roughly: "Dear Nice residents, the driver of a truck appears to have left dozens dead. Stay inside your home for now. More info to come." A video from the scene showed panicked people running:

Residents reported hearing gunfire at the same time as the apparent attack, and a local newspaper (the Nice-Matin) released a photograph of the truck with what appear to be bullet holes in its windshield:

Nice attacks

 

Bastille Day is France's national day, with crowds turning out in the streets by the millions to celebrate the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789.

Brooke Binkowski is a former editor for Snopes.

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