Death toll rises to 84 in France truck attack

(VOVworld) – The French Interior Ministry said the death toll in the truck attack in Nice has risen to 84. Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said 84 people had been killed and scores injured, including 18 in "critical condition".

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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. (Photo: AFP)

Authorities said the attacker drove a truck into the crowd, including local people and tourists, and had fired a gun several times before police shot him dead. The attacker was identified by police as a 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman. Despite not being on the watchlist of French intelligence services, the man was known to police for crimes such as theft and violence.

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