These Devastating Videos Reveal How The Nice Terror Attack Unfolded
Dramatic videos are emerging of the moment a truck mowed down a crowd on Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 84.
Footage shows people running for their lives during the terror attack on Thursday night.
Warning: The following videos contain graphic content and may be disturbing to some viewers.
In one video, which was posted on YouTube and shared on Twitter, people can be heard screaming as innocent bystanders are knocked down by the white vehicle.
Other footage shows people running away in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
A father and son from Texas have been named as two of the victims.
Sean Copeland, 51, and Brodie, 11, were killed when a truck mowed down a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on Thursday night.
The family said in a statement to NBC,
We are heartbroken and in shock over the loss of Brodie Copeland, an amazing son and brother who lit up our lives, and Sean Copeland, a wonderful husband and father. They are so loved.
American tourist Kayla Repan was in Nice with her fiancé when the attack happened. She described the scene in a video to AP:
Meanwhile, a small fire sparked panic in Paris when thick plumes of smoke enveloped the Eiffel Tower.
The pictures and videos looked dramatic, but officials confirmed it was a vehicle fire which was quickly brought under control.
Investigations in Nice are underway. The truck slammed into a crowd and drove on for around 1.2 miles before the driver was shot dead by police. Witnesses say the truck was zig-zagging in an attempt to hit more people.
When police searched the vehicle, they found grenades and guns.
French President Francois Hollande confirmed the Nice attack to be “undeniably of a terrorist nature” on Thursday night.
President Obama condemned the attacks in a statement put out by the White House. He said,
On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world.