The attack took place at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday night at Nice’s waterfront following a fireworks display marking the Bastille Day holiday in the fifth most populous city in France. It has become the worst terrorist attack in Nice’s history.
The claimed claimed the lives of at least 84 people, including children. Approximately 20 people are reported to be in critical condition.
The attack was carried out by a 31-year-old male, who held dual French and Tunisian nationality, who drove the truck into the crowd. His name has not been released yet. The driver was later killed by the police. Eyewitnesses have said that he fired at law enforcement officers before being fatally shot, but investigators have not confirmed these reports.
No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.