Disturbing video footage of the deadly attack in Nice, France, emerged on Thursday. At least 77 people were killed and 100 injured in the shocking attack.
A police officer and a soldier stand next to a dead body covered with a blue sheet on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. (Getty Images)
Witnesses said a truck plowed through Bastille Day revelers who gathered to watch fireworks and drove onto the sidewalk for more than a mile.
"This huge panic erupted, everyone was running" - Nice attack eyewitness Grace-Ann Morrow https://t.co/zrSfEjtIrchttps://t.co/HdaFhvvJyT— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 14, 2016
Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre described a horrific scene, with bodies strewn about along the roadway and Sylvie Toffin, a press officer with the local prefecture, said the truck ran over people on a "long trip" down the sidewalk near Nice's Palais de la Mediterranee, a building that fronts the beach.
Wassim Bouhlel, a Nice native who spoke to the AP nearby, said that he saw a truck drive into the crowd. "There was carnage on the road," he said. "Bodies everywhere."
Another video showed the moment the truck smashed into the crowd in Nice.
Bastille Day attack: New footage shows truck driving into crowd in Nice https://t.co/m70ozUYyiv— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 14, 2016
Officials had not confirmed who was behind the attack or a motive, but France has “seen a spate of dramatic assaults from by jihadist groups, including the Islamic State group which straddles Iraq and Syria,” the Associated Press reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.