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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Nice, France Truck Attack - At least 77 dead Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/14/europe/nice-france-truck/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/14/at-least-60-dead-100-injured-after-truck-drives-into-bastille-day-crowd-in-nice.html

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A long white truck ran into a crowd of people in Nice, France, on Bastille Day, killing "probably" 30 people and injuring 100 more, a local prefecture official told CNN.
One witness, an American who was about 15 feet from the truck, said the driver pointed his tractor trailer into the crowd and accelerated, mowing bodies over. The driver was shot to death, authorities said.

Here are the latest developments in the tragedy:
• Preliminary information from French officials is that there was one individual in the truck, according to a U.S. law enforcement official briefed on the attack. The individual, a male, was killed by police and it does not appear there was any gunfire from the truck, according to the official.
• Subprefect Sebastien Humbert, of the Alpes-Maritimes region, described the incident as a "major criminal attack," according to AFP.
• The driver of the truck that drove into the crowd was shot dead by police, said Pierre-Henry Brandet, a spokesman for French Interior Ministry. There was no hostage situation at any point, he said.


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"There was carnage on the road," Bouhlel said. "Bodies everywhere."

Nice's public prosecutor told reporters early Friday that bodies of the victims were scattered for over a mile along the Promenade des Anglais, a major thoroughfare along the Mediterranean Sea.


Heard about this about an hour ago, I have a family member who is studying abroad and planning on going to the Rihanna concert in Nice tomorrow, she's safe as well as her whole group, but this is absolutely tragic what has happened. Heard 30 dead almost an hour ago, that number rose to 60 and now on TV it is reporting 73 confirmed dead on CNN and Fox News. Reports on TV stating the truck drove at a 25-30 mph pace through the crowd of people gathered to celebrate Bastille Day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe people can do this to others. To do this on July 14th, an important French national holiday, makes it seem this had to be a planned attack.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smoke at the Eiffel Tower as well. Building very near it engulfed in flames.

Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now becoming too normal smh
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calibucsfan wrote:
This is now becoming too normal smh



Seriously.. There's a new mass killing thread every week.

Just terrible. Wonder if there's any connection to the Eiffel Tower.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atari-XXX wrote:
I can't believe people can do this to others. To do this on July 14th, an important French national holiday, makes it seem this had to be a planned attack.


Who just wakes up and does this?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF. How can a truck kill this many people? Were people completely packed together?

Terrible.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TXsteeler wrote:
Atari-XXX wrote:
I can't believe people can do this to others. To do this on July 14th, an important French national holiday, makes it seem this had to be a planned attack.


Who just wakes up and does this?


People who shouldn't wake up tbh.
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mission27 wrote:
WTF. How can a truck kill this many people? Were people completely packed together?

Terrible.


The Promenade des Anglais is a very busy boulevard in Nice and it's July 14th, a national holiday in France. It was packed with people waiting for the fireworks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atari-XXX wrote:
mission27 wrote:
WTF. How can a truck kill this many people? Were people completely packed together?

Terrible.


The Promenade des Anglais is a very busy boulevard in Nice and it's July 14th, a national holiday in France. It was packed with people waiting for the fireworks.


Man. Do we have ways to prevent this at major events in the US like fourth of July in New York?

Crazy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mission27 wrote:
WTF. How can a truck kill this many people?


Well, here we go again. Just as with Jared Fogle, TLO has been proven correct once more. This time about truck drivers.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HorizontoZenith wrote:
Smoke at the Eiffel Tower as well. Building very near it engulfed in flames.

Sad

that was just because of fireworks. not related or a concern.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mission27 wrote:
Atari-XXX wrote:
mission27 wrote:
WTF. How can a truck kill this many people? Were people completely packed together?

Terrible.


The Promenade des Anglais is a very busy boulevard in Nice and it's July 14th, a national holiday in France. It was packed with people waiting for the fireworks.


Man. Do we have ways to prevent this at major events in the US like fourth of July in New York?

Crazy.


I would think a truck couldn't get up enough speed to do it, but who knows how many people a big truck could run over honestly, it also probably doesn't help that when people saw what was going on they (i'm assuming) started running away, trampling other's and giving the truck more room to continue to stay at speed.

Not that they shouldn't have run away but i'm surprised nobody tried to pull the guy out of the truck, but then again, a big truck like that might have kept up speed at like 25+ MPH for all i know.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and i'm sure we'll see a ton of media coverage about it, thus spreading whatever message these people were trying to send even further.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does France keep getting targeted more than other European countries?
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