Terrorists kill 80 in France, Indians safe
NEW DELHI: No Indian is reported to be affected in a terror “attack” in French resort of Nice where at least 80 people were killed when a large truck ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day events.
“Our Ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far no report of any Indians affected,” external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Friday.
He also said the Indian embassy in Paris had opened the helpline number 33-1-40507070.
At least 80 people were killed and dozens others critically injured late on Thursday night when a large truck ploughed through a crowd attending Bastille Day celebration in Nice.
The driver of the truck was shot dead after barrelling two kilometres through the crowd, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.
Appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. I strongly condemn such mindless acts of violence. My thoughts are with the families of deceased.