Nice Attacks - all the details

2016-07-15 07:30

At least 84 people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice when a man rammed a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.


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15 Jul 07:51

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15 Jul 08:05

The latest death toll, according to an AFP report:

An attack in Nice where a man rammed a truck into a crowd of people left 84 dead and another 18 in a "critical condition", interior ministry spokesperson Pierre-Henry Brandet said on Friday.

15 Jul 08:10
The president of the region that includes Nice announced that the city's jazz festival, due to open on Saturday, and Rihanna's concert planned for Friday evening, have both been cancelled after the deadly attack.

15 Jul 08:15

15 Jul 08:30
Travellers are being advised to avoid the affected areas in the city of Nice, with the Department of International Relations issuing a statement condemning the attack. 

15 Jul 08:33

15 Jul 08:43
Social media users have expressed their sadness about the attack with the hashtag #PrayForNice trending on Twitter and Instagram.

It's time prayers for peace are answered! #PrayForNice ??????????

A photo posted by Lana Parrilla (@lparrilla) on

15 Jul 09:06
View pictures from the deadly Bastille Day attack here.

15 Jul 09:20

The latest:

- 84 dead

- Over 100 injured

- City on lockdown

- Truck travelled 2km through crowd

15 Jul 09:21
World leaders have reacted with horror to the France attack, with Jacob Zuma saying: "South Africa shares in the grief of the French people and wishes the injured survivors a speedy recovery. Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned."

15 Jul 09:29
South Africans in France requiring assistance can contact SA Embassy in Paris or the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on +27123511000.

15 Jul 09:37

15 Jul 09:42

French President Francois Hollande says that the attack was clearly a "terrorist" act. Watch his statement below:

15 Jul 09:52
Bodies of victims covered by sheets at the scene of the attack. (Luca Bruno, AP)

15 Jul 09:57

15 Jul 10:01

15 Jul 10:02

According to French newspaper Nice-Matin, 54 children have been admitted to the Lenval hospital in Nice. 

Several children are reported to be among those killed in the attack. 

15 Jul 10:23
WATCH below - It feels like a state of emergency, says Bloomberg reporter Phil Serafino. He says a five day jazz festival in Nice that was due to start tomorrow (Saturday) has been cancelled.

15 Jul 10:36

Leading Muslim clerics joined Gulf Arab leaders on Friday in condemning a truck attack that killed at least 84 revellers in the Mediterranean resort of Nice on France's national holiday, AFP reported.

Egypt's top Muslim cleric Shawki Allam condemned the assailant as an "extremist" who "follows in the footsteps of the devil".

"Islam never called for the spilling of blood," Allam said in a statement.

15 Jul 10:47

A South African family bought sweets from a street store in Nice, France just minutes before a truck came barrelling through during Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday killing at least 84 people...

15 Jul 10:56
France has experienced a number of terror incidents since January last year. Take a look at our timeline. 

15 Jul 11:10

The 13th stage of the Tour de France will go ahead despite the terror attack on Nice, Tour director Christian Prudhomme said.

15 Jul 11:15
German police say they're stepping up border checks on the French frontier following the attack in Nice, AP reports.

15 Jul 11:18
France has declared three days of national mourning following the attack.

15 Jul 11:24

The driver of the truck that smashed into a crowd watching fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing at least 84, has been formally identified as a 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian man.

15 Jul 11:27

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was reassessing security levels in the British capital in the wake of the attack in the French city of Nice, AFP reports.

Offering his sympathies to the people of Nice over the "unspeakable act of terror", Khan said: "today we will be reviewing our own safety measures in light of this attack."

15 Jul 11:30
Why Nice? 

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15 Jul 11:41

Local media are reporting that the driver of the truck was a local man called Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

His apartment was searched this morning, in Nice, the reports say.

UK Telegraph reported: “The truck driver was known to French police for common law crimes, according to police sources, but not to the intelligence services.”

15 Jul 11:53

15 Jul 11:58

Footage has emerged of police firing shots at the truck driver in Nice, before he speeds up along his two-kilometre route of rampage. 

15 Jul 12:05

Belgium will beef up security for next week's national day celebrations after the truck attack in the French city of Nice on Bastille Day, Prime Minister Charles Michel said.

The country is already on high alert after terror attacks in March claimed by the Islamic State group on Brussels airport and on the city's metro system left 32 people dead.

"We are determined to show that democracy is stronger than the terrorists," Michel told a news briefing in Brussels.

"We of course intend to take extra measures for events linked to the national holiday (on July 21)," Michel said. - AFP

15 Jul 12:27
Ernie Els wears a black ribbon on his cap in sympathy with the attacks in Nice, France, as he plays the second round of the British Open Golf Championship. (AP)

15 Jul 12:36

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that France “must learn to live with terrorism”, adding that "France has been once again struck in our flesh.”

15 Jul 12:38
There have been no confirmed reports yet of South Africans killed or injured by a truck that barrelled through Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, according to the Department of International Relations and Co-operation.

15 Jul 12:44
Several Muslims are reportedly among the 84 killed in the attack, according to The Independent. 

15 Jul 13:00
British PM Theresa May has condemned the attack, saying the UK will stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with France.

15 Jul 13:10

‘We thought the noise was from post-party crowds’ - South African in Nice.

A South African living four streets from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice missed "the horror" of the deadly attack by a few minutes after deciding to head home for an early night.

15 Jul 13:21

A local hospital official said that at least two children were among the dead and around 50 had been admitted to hospital, some of whom were fighting for their lives.

Two of the dead were American citizens, a state department spokesperson said.

15 Jul 13:29

Watch the moment police fire into the truck:

15 Jul 13:44
Neighbours of the man suspected to have killed scores of people in a truck attack on the Nice seafront described him as a loner with no visible religious affiliation, as forensic experts searched his flat.

15 Jul 14:09

There is an evacuation in progress at the Nice airport over fears of a suspicious bag left abandoned in the terminal building.

The airport's luggage claim area was evacuated and military were inside the building, according to reports.


15 Jul 14:22

15 Jul 14:33
Passengers evacuated from Nice airport are being allowed to return, pick up their luggage, AP reports.

15 Jul 14:40

Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck - witness.

A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin, but fall and end up under the wheels.

15 Jul 15:10

Interpol, the world's largest police organisation, will investigate the attack, Reuters news agency reports.

The team "included terrorism and information specialists who would carry out real-time checks against its global databases."

15 Jul 15:18
French President Hollande says about 50 people are still "between life and death" after the attack.

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