Nice, a city on the French Riviera, has been attacked on Bastille Day, almost certainly by a Muslim terrorist.
An Australian tourist in Nice has told the Australian Associated Press she could hear gunshots as the truck ploughed through crowds.
Katie Baronie Shaw, 21, said she and a friend had walked from a foreshore fireworks display to a nearby bar when the music stopped and gunfire rang out.
“We had no idea what was going on. Then all we could hear was gunshots. My friend just grabbed me and we all went out the back stairs and had to sprint out staying low with guys ushering us away from the foreshore.”
Shaw sheltered inside the bar as staff pushed everyone to the back and pulled down roller doors.
“We just sprinted, heads down, I’ve never been so terrified in my life.”
There wer thousands of tourists and celebrants. We were in Nice a few years ago and loved it. My daughter, Annie, was so enthralled by the area that I found her checking real estate listings. She majored in French in college because she loves France so much.
And now this.
Here is the Beach Club where the girls sunbathed. It is right on the Promenade des Anglais, a tourist site since World War I.
Here is a map showing the Promenade des Anglais
The “credit” for the attack has not yet been claimed.