LIVE COVERAGE: Truck rams into crowd in Nice, reports of gunfire, 80 Dead, over 100 Injured.
Local authorities state it is an attack and several gunshots have been heard, French TV reports.
Police and ambulances went to the scene and authorities from the local Alpes-Maritimes prefecture urged residents to stay indoors.
An AFP reporter described seeing a white van driving at high speed onto the famed Promenade des Anglais as people were leaving after the annual Bastille Day celebration display.
“We saw people hit and bits of debris flying around,” he said.
The alleged truck behind the attack:
According to the Telegraph, A truck has crashed into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice – prompting fears of terrorism. Horrific images depicting men and women lying on the side of a road close to the Promenade des Anglais appeared on social media.
Videos and photographs also showed thousands fleeing in panic following reports of loud explosions.