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Tragic terror attack in French Riviera city Nice

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84 people got killed and dozens injured in the French city of Nice on the country’s national day as a lorry drew through crowds.

BBC reports, citing French prosecutors, that after a Bastille Day firework display on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, the lorry drove 2km through a large crowd until the driver was shot dead.

President Francois Hollande stated that the attack was of a terrorist nature and extended the country’s state of emergency by three months, adding that operational reserves would be deployed to support the army and security forces across the country, with particular focus on the borders.

About 50 people suffered injuries, 18 of them critical.

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