The night supposed to be for celebrations turned into a night of horror.
The Bastille Day revelries in Nice, France was enveloped in fear after a large truck rammed into the crowd enjoying the fireworks spectacle at the Promenade Des Anglais. At least 77 people are killed and about 100 others are injured.
The police shot and killed the driver, but one more suspect remains at large. Authorities say they are treating the incident as an attack and are urging people to remain indoors. The death toll is expected to rise in the coming hours.
The midsummer’s night called on thousands of people to pour into the streets for France’s biggest public holiday of the year. But, the attack brought a death toll that shook the entire country, which is still in a state of emergency following the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people last year. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the Associated Press, the truck was filled with arms and grenades. An eyewitness said he saw an armed man came out of the truck and started shooting.
As of recent update, there is no information yet whether a Filipino national has been killed or injured in the incident.
This is the third terror attack in France in just 18 months. In January of last year, gunmen killed 17 people at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satiric publication, and a kosher supermarket in Paris. The gunmen were identified to have belonged to the ISIS and Al Qaeda. (Charry Garcia)