Too early to know if South Africans killed in Nice attack - Dirco

2016-07-15 07:37
French police and emergency officials on the scene of the Bastille Day attack in Nice. (AFP)

French police and emergency officials on the scene of the Bastille Day attack in Nice. (AFP)

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Pretoria - It is too early to tell whether or not any South Africans are among the dead in a horror incident that has left at least 80 people dead in Nice, France on Thursday morning.

The truck had reportedly ploughs into the crowd of fireworks spectators during Bastille Day celebrations, with President Francois Hollande describing it as a terrorist attack.

Department for International Relations and Co-operative Governance spokesperson Clayson Monyela said that French authorities still had to determine the identities of the dead.

"At this stage it's far too early, things are still happening on the ground."

"Our people will be monitoring the situation on the ground throughout the day," he added.

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