Nice is the fifth most popular city of France. Its second largest French city on Mediterranean Sea and the second largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur after Marseille.
However, France has been targeted third time in 18 months. Now, this time Nice has been targeted. Last night, when people were celebrating Bastille Day on the sea front, a truck driver with heavy goods took truck towards the crowd, killing 84 people and causing many injuries, many of them include small children.
According to the police, he zigzagged his truck at high speeds for more than a mile. He turned a festival of fireworks into carnage and was shot to death by police in truck’s cabin. After getting some documents from his truck, police started to investigate and search for some information in his flat.
French President described the attack as despicable and while addressing to the media he said that the terrorist targeted Nice because it’s a beautiful city of the world and 14 July because people were celebrating festival of freedom and it was to affect France. He also added that France is facing the threat of Islamic terrorism.
He also visited hospitals to look after the injured. And he said talking to injured people was very shocking as they share their experiences like they never seen something horrifying and it’s still in their minds as they are mentally injured not physically. He also said that injured still remember the bodies torn apart around them. He said 50 people are in severe condition after the last night incident.
The President also praised the security forces for their quick action and giving this carnage an end. He also added enemy will continue to struggle and attack everyone having freedom.
Coming towards the attacker, who belongs to Tunisia leaving three children behind. According to Tunisian authorities, Mohamed was not involved in any terrorist activity in Tunisian soil, however, he has been in connection with alcohol and drugs related offences. The Tunisian Govt. also condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.
The French authority has asked Interpol to investigate on this, which is world largest police and also expert in disaster victim identification.
The French authority has asked Interpol to investigate on the Nice Attack, which is world largest police and also expert in disaster victim identification.