Live: Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into the crowd in Nice

Live: Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into the crowd in Nice

At least 80 people are dead after a lorry ploughed into a crowd attending Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, in what is being investigated as a terror attack.

14th July, Nice – At around 11pm, a heavy lorry rushed into the crowd of people who were watching fireworks for the celebration of the Bastille Day.

The lorry was driven by a French citizen born in Tunisia. The vehicle arrived at a high speed and was alleged to drive for about 2km through the crowd.

For now, authorities count about 80 dead and, among them there are also children, while hurt people are around 20.

The 31-year-old killer who was driving the lorry had been shot dead by police. Authorities said he was already known to police, but it allegedly had nothing to do with ISIS.

Anyway, French President Hollande announced that the attack was clearly a terroristic one and that France’s anti-terror unit is investigating the real nature of this attack. In the meanwhile, Holland declared the state of emergency for another three months.

Follow the latest develoments with FRANCE 24’s live blog below.

Victim of Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, dies from injuries, bringing toll to 86 killed, more than 400 injured - BFM

Victim of Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, dies from injuries, bringing toll to 86 killed, more than 400 injured - BFM

More: 5 in custody under investigation in connection with Bastille Day attack in Nice, French prosecutor says; 3 tied to providing attacker with gun - France Info

More: 5 in custody under investigation in connection with Bastille Day attack in Nice, French prosecutor says; 3 tied to providing attacker with gun - France Info

Nice truck attacker had 'support and accomplices,' plotted over several months, French prosecutor says - AFP, France Info

Nice truck attacker had 'support and accomplices,' plotted over several months, French prosecutor says - AFP, France Info

Paris prosecutor says 84 victims of truck attack in Nice have been formally identified - Nice Matin

Paris prosecutor says 84 victims of truck attack in Nice have been formally identified - Nice Matin

Islamic State claims Nice truck attack in statement by the group's media outlet - AMAQ New Agency

Islamic State claims Nice truck attack in statement by the group's media outlet - AMAQ New Agency

French Prime Minister Valls, on the Nice attacker: 'This is a terrorist, no doubt linked to radical Islamism' - France TV

French Prime Minister Valls, on the Nice attacker: 'This is a terrorist, no doubt linked to radical Islamism' - France TV

Nice attacker identified by Nice's mayoral office as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31-year-old Tunisian-born French man - NBC News

Nice attacker identified by Nice's mayoral office as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31-year-old Tunisian-born French man - NBC News

US State Department confirms 2 Americans among 84 killed in Nice attack; media say they are father and son, age 11, from Lakeway, Texas - AP, NBC

US State Department confirms 2 Americans among 84 killed in Nice attack; media say they are father and son, age 11, from Lakeway, Texas - AP, NBC

Death toll from Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, rises to 84, interior ministry says - AFP, MSNBC

Death toll from Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, rises to 84, interior ministry says - AFP, MSNBC

Death toll from Nice, France, attack rises to 80, interior minister says - MSNBC

Death toll from Nice, France, attack rises to 80, interior minister says - MSNBC

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