2016 Nice attack

terrorist attack in France on 14 July 2016

The 2016 Nice attack happened on 14 July 2016 in Nice, France. A man drove a truck into people celebrating Bastille Day, the national day of France. He killed 86 people during the incident.[1] Gunfire was reported; at first, people thought it was fireworks. At around 22:45 local time, a truck was driven into a large crowd of people at Promenade des Anglais. Later, guns were fired. The driver, Tunisian truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, was killed by police.[2]

2016 Nice truck attack
The Promenade des Anglais, the site of the attack
Route of the attacker from west to east
LocationPromenade des Anglais, Nice, France
Coordinates43°41′37″N 7°15′21″E / 43.6936°N 7.2557°E / 43.6936; 7.2557
Date14 July 2016
c. 22:30 – 22:35 CEST
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack, mass murder
Deaths87 (including the perpetrator)
AssailantMohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel

References change

  1. "At Least 60 Feared Dead". Daily Mail. Retrieved Jul 14, 2016.
  2. "Many Dead as Lorry Hits Crowd in Nice". The BBC News. Retrieved Jul 14, 2016.