Грузовик, врезавшийся в толпу на Английской набережной, таранил ее «на протяжении 2 км», затем террористы открыли огонь по людям.

В Ницце вечером 14 июля был совершен теракт. Об этом сообщила префектура департамента Приморские Альпы. Погибли не менее 77 человек, сообщил глава региона Прованс — Альпы — Лазурный берег, бывший мэр Ниццы Кристиан Эстрози.

Ранее мэр Ниццы Кристиан Эстрози, назвал случившееся «самой ужасной трагедией в истории нашего города». «Все указывает на то, что действия водителя были преднамеренными. Он произвел также несколько выстрелов в толпу. В грузовике найдено много оружия, а также гранаты», — сказал мэр телеканалу BFM TV.

Прокурор французского города Жан-Мишель Претр заявил, что инцидент в Ницце пока не квалифицирован как теракт. Об этом он сообщил в эфире телеканала BFM TV.

«Вместе с тем, многие детали заставляют выдвинуть именно эту версию», — сказал он.

Как развивались события

В момент атаки на Английской набережной находились тысячи людей, расходившихся после праздничного фейерверка в честь Национального праздника 14 июля.

Грузовик, врезавшийся в толпу, таранил ее «на протяжении 2 км», заявили в прокуратуре департамента Приморские Альпы.

Затем, по данным телеканала BFM TV, террористы открыли огонь по людям, «возникла также перестрелка людей в машине с полицией».

Для проведения атаки был использован большой тяжелый грузовик белого цвета. Об этом свидетельствуют кадры, которые показывает с места теракта телеканал BFM TV. Машина белого цвета, с разбитой передней частью стоит в настоящее время на Английской набережной в центральной части города.

Водитель, по данным префектуры, застрелен полицией. В городе после теракта, как сообщили многочисленные свидетели, «возникла сильнейшая паника». Есть неофициальные сведения от полицейских, что в ходе теракта «погибли целые семьи».

Захвата заложников не было

В Ницце проводится спецоперация. На данный момент не ясно, был ли террорист один или с сообщниками.

Также неизвестно, вел ли он огонь по толпе, либо же свидетели слышали выстрелы полиции по грузовику. В настоящее время в район происшествия стянуты большие силы полиции, прибыли множество машин скорой помощи.

Официальный представитель МВД Франции Пьер Анри Бранде заявил, что «захвата заложников в городе не было». По его словам, в Ниццу срочно вылетает премьер-министр Франции Манюэль Вальс.

Префектура и мэрия города призвали жителей Ниццы не покидать свои дома. В районе центральной площади Массена, находящейся недалеко от набережной, полицией создана закрытая зона.

epa05425148 Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, about 70 people died and hundreds were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd at the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. EPA/FRANCK FERNANDES FRANCE AND BELGIUM OUT / CORBIS OUT

In this UGC video grab provided by Harp Detective on Thursday July 14, 2016, people run out from the scene after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who’d gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice. Officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. There appeared to be many casualties. (Harp Detective via AP)

Police officers seal off the area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France's Interior Ministry says there are likely to be "several dozen dead" after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)

Police officers and a soldier stand by the sealed off area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France's Interior Ministry says there are likely to be "several dozen dead" after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)

In this video grab taken Thursday July 14, 2016, ambulances and Police cars are seen after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who’d gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice. officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. There appeared to be many casualties. (BFMTV via AP)

In this video grab taken Thursday July 14, 2016, a policeman chase people out of the cordoned-off area after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who’d gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice. Officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. There appeared to be many casualties. (BFMTV via AP)

epa05425172 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

epa05425165 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

epa05425170 Emergency team members assist wounded people as they evacuate them from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

epa05425166 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

epa05425174 Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

epa05425177 Wounded people are evacuated by emrgency teams from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Anti-terrorism police took over the investigation in the incident, media added. EPA/OLIVIER ANRIGO

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