BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE ‘At least 60 dead and 100 injured’

Police officers and rescued workers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. The mayor of the French city of Nice said dozens of people were likely killed after a van rammed into a crowd marking Bastille Day in the French Riviera resort today and urged residents to stay indoors. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE ‘At least 60 dead and 100 injured’ as lorry crashes into crowd of revellers celebrating in France ‘terror attack’

Early witness reports describe hearing gunfire as terror fears grow after incident in Nice

AT least 60 have reportedly been killed and 100 injured after a driver ploughed his vehicle into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in France.

Witnesses reported hearing gunfire in the aftermath of the incident which happened shortly after 10.30pm.

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A bullet-riddled lorry could be seen at the scene, supporting reports the driver was shot

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Horrific images appeared online showing people lying motionless on the ground

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Bodies were seen being wrapped up in sheets in the streets in images posted on social media

The incident happened in the southern city of Nice on the French Riviera, spreading fears of a terror attack.

Crowds had gathered on the Promenade des Anglais for a firework display, when the lorry apparently crashed into them.

Videos posted online showed panicked people running from the scene in fear, while witnesses reported terrified onlookers throwing themselves into the sea to escape the crush of bodies.

Others described an exchange of gunfire between the driver and the police, with pictures emerging of what appeared to be the bullet-riddled windscreen of the lorry.

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