IN IMAGES: At least 84 killed in truck ‘attack’ in Nice

Images taken by witnesses of the deadly attack in Nice show the chaos and the carnage of an "attack" that has left at least 84 dead.

IN IMAGES: At least 84 killed in truck 'attack' in Nice
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Officials in the French Riviera city of Nice say at least 84 people are dead after a truck rammed into a crowd on Thursday night. 

Reports say the truck ploughed into a crowd marking Bastille Day celebrations on the famous Promenade des Anglais.

In the amateur Youtube video below, people panic as the truck drives through the crowd nearby.

Shocking images, many of which are too distressing to show, revealed the carnage and the trail of destruction the truck driver left behind.

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Photo: AFPRescue workers help injured people into an ambulance. Photo: AFP

Local newspaper Nice Matin posted an image on Twitter apparently showing the white truck that ploughed through the crowd. Its windscreen was riddled with bullet holes.

Videos and photos on social media show people running down the streets of Nice following the incident.

Police carry out checks in the city centre of Nice. Photo: AFP

A helicopter flies near the scene in Nice. Photo: AFP

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The Paster Hospital is taking in victims.