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Details are still coming in, but news broke over Twitter of a truck ramming through a crowd in Nice, France. The area was holding a Bastille Day celebration, and there have been some reports of gunfire.
The latest from the BBC:
A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 75 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media.
It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was “neutralised”, and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry.
One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street.
Officials said it was “an attack”, asking local residents to stay indoors.
Many people were injured, some critically, in the incident on Thursday evening.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that “a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people”.
Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the lorry drove two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd, the AFP news agency reports.
Updating this post as news comes in.