Scene of chaos at Bastille Day celebration
by William Horobin, Sam Schechner, Hassan Morajea, and William Horobin
NICE, France — A truck driver barreled for more than a mile through Bastille Day revelers thronging the famed seaside promenade here Thursday, killing scores of people and sending a terror-scarred nation reeling again.
The driver slammed the massive vehicle, which police said was loaded with explosives and weapons, into a crowd packed with families that had come to see the celebratory fireworks, leaving bodies in his wake.
At least 80 people, including children, were killed and 18 critically wounded in an attack President François Hollande said had “undeniable traits of terrorism.”