Footage of French police gun battle with Nice lorry driver emerges

Footage of French police gun battle with Nice lorry driver emerges

Eyewitness video of French police shooting at the driver a lorry which drove into a crowd in Nice, killing 84 people, has emerged.

The large truck mowed through crowds gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in the Riviera resort, sending dozens fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the city's waterfront Promenade des Anglais.

Footage of French police gun battle with Nice lorry driver emerges

Witnesses said the driver sped up and swerved from side to side to kill as many people as possible as he drove for hundreds of metres along the road.

Some readers may find this footage disturbing

Last night’s attack on France's national holiday rocked a nation still dealing with the aftermath of attacks in November in Paris that killed 130 and in January 2015 that killed 17.

No-one immediately claimed responsibility.

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