>> Horror at a Bastille Day celebration where at least 60 people were killed and over a hundred injured in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ploughed into a crowd Thursday night according to local media.>> There was no security. It took the firemen 25 minutes or half an hour to arrive.
We were working there on the promenad.e Afterwards, there were shots and everything.>> What's becoming all too routine, social media filling up with pictures of crowds running in fear. Images online show the front of the truck riddled with bullets. Media outlets report Reporting an exchange of gunfire between the driver and French security.
One witness telling CNN, the driver accelerated into the crowd, and that the crash appeared intentional. French TV reporting officials in Nice are treating the incident as an attack, and are asking people to stay at home. The reason for the crash remains unclear. It would be the third high-profile mass killing in France since 2015.
In January that year, gunmen killed 11 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. And, in November, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in the Capital and suburbs killed 130. The country has been in a In a state of emergency since then. But earlier on Thursday, President Francois Hollande decided not to extend that status past July 26th when it's set to expire, saying it would make no sense.
A decision he's likely to reconsider now. We'll have updates as the situation develops.