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Multiple casualties apparently.

Looks like someone drove a truck into a crowd.
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Margin_Walker wrote:Multiple casualties apparently.

Looks like someone drove a truck into a crowd.
Lets see what happens regarding the facts that emerge, but it's been pointed out a few times by the authorities that simply getting a vehicle is a pretty effective weapon, and a hell of a lot easier than guns/bombs.
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Or maybe it's just a crash.
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Gavin Duffy wrote:Or maybe it's just a crash.
Pictures on Twitter look pretty bad. Looks like the police have put a lot of bullets into the front of the truck, unless they are old pics being dredged up.

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Early reports saying 20 dead, gunfire exchanged with driver of truck.
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The various images I'm seeing would surely have to be an attack.

The only other alternative would be a massive heart attack for a driver who also managed to drive straight for a long way down a promenade (off the road) whilst having the heart attack.
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Looks on sky like the police stopped it with gunfire.


Really pleased i'm holidaying in france this year.
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So quickly life can be taken away, truly horrible.
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Some media outlets are saying 40 dead, though of course massive speculation I presume.

The world right now makes me a bit sick - what the fudge are we doing? Everyone has lost it.
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SamShark wrote:Some media outlets are saying 40 dead, though of course massive speculation I presume.

The world right now makes me a bit sick - what the f**k are we doing? Everyone has lost it.
Not everyone has lost it, same amount of terrorists as ever.
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There are some terrible, terrible pictures on Twitter.

Piles of bodies, as I guess you would expect if a truck hit a massive crowd.

As if posting this on a forum makes any difference, but commiserations to our French friends. FFS.
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30-40 dead from different accounts, event treated as an attack by authorities, people told to stay home.
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The prefecture of the area labels it as a terrorist attack. 30-50 allegedly dead, big truck that drove into the crowd gathered for Bastille day fireworks on the promenade des Anglais. Gunfire was also heard.

People in Nice invited to stay indoors.
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A shooter sighted according to some.
50+ dead ?
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SamShark wrote:There are some terrible, terrible pictures on Twitter.

Piles of bodies, as I guess you would expect if a truck hit a massive crowd.

As if posting this on a forum makes any difference, but commiserations to our French friends. FFS.
Yep, utter madness.
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30 people dead 100 injured.

Horrific. That truck could be laden with explosives as well.
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The size of the truck... My God... :(
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Truck driver has been shot down.
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Far easier to steal a truck than get a bomb or a gun. Real game changer this one.
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It's always hard to know the credibility of images/footage, but someone is on Twitter periscoping (live video for the grandads) a very large fire apparently coming from a bridge/road.

Actually the fire seems to be in Paris - no suggestion it's an attack - not sure why the person has "Attack in Nice" in their description.
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Reports/rumours of hostages in Hotel Méridien, but nothing clear at the mo.
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Odval wrote:Reports/rumours of hostages in Hotel Méridien, but nothing clear at the mo.
Oh please god no.
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Drove through the crowd over several hundred meters. x(
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GDBFC99 wrote:Drove through the crowd over several hundred meters. x(
That's not an accident.
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iarmhiman wrote:
GDBFC99 wrote:Drove through the crowd over several hundred meters. x(
That's not an accident.
Well I know thanks. Been reported as a terrorist attack by the prefecture as I pointed out earlier.
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fudge me, whatever it is, it's not good.

Stay safe Frenchies.
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GDBFC99 wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
GDBFC99 wrote:Drove through the crowd over several hundred meters. x(
That's not an accident.
Well I know thanks. Been reported as a terrorist attack by the prefecture as I pointed out earlier.
I wasn't doubting you. More emphasising the point.
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1 attacker killed 1 on the run according to French media
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Daesh just claimed it was their job.
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60 dead according to Nice authorities.
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Watched the video on twitter- wish i hadn't :(
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Accidentally watched a video of the aftermath on Twitter. x(
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Hardly surprising info but just watching CNN and a witness has told them that it was quite clear the driver was aiming for people, accelerating and steering into crowds.

They are also saying the drivers exited the truck and fired at people with guns.

They then got back in the truck and opened fire at another location.
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From pictures looks like right beside where I stayed nice last week

Horrific.
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Any word on the hostages? Has this been confirmed?
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Bloody f*cking bastards, when are we going to start really fighting back FFS? war is upon us.

My wife and 3 kids are 10kms from there and went to see the fireworks tonight, thank God not in Nice.

Commiserations to all victims (60 casualties reported) and all those injured. I guess there must have been a lot of families and sadly, kids.
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tb032004 wrote:Any word on the hostages? Has this been confirmed?
Havent seen it mentioned in any mainstream media
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Actually, Daily Mail have
Hostages have been taken in a hotel in the city. The RAID anti-terror squad has been deployed to the city.
It is believed the gunmen are holding hostages in the Meridien Hotel, the Hotel Negresco and the Buffalo Grill restaurant.
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I've read rumours of hostages at Meredian hotel.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23meridien&src=typd
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tb032004 wrote:Any word on the hostages? Has this been confirmed?
Nope, just been said there's no hostages situation.
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