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77 killed in Nice terror attack

77 killed in Nice terror attackkAt least 77 people have been killed and many injured as an attacker ploughed an explosive filled lorry into the crowds watching fireworks display on the Bastille Day National holiday in a terror attack at Nice, France.

The driver behind the wheel was shot dead by the police and his identification is being established.

However, newsagency AFP reports that the driver was a 31 year old French-Tunisian man.

In a televised address, French President Hollande said that the terrorist nature of the attack on Nice cannot be denied.

Hollande said that, France will always be stronger than the fanatics who want to strike it. He said that the state of emergency is to be extended by three months in the country. It was supposed to end on 26th of this month.

Indian Ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far, no report of any Indians affected has came. The embassy has also launched a helpline number +33-1-40507070 (Repeat: +33-1-40507070).

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