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France: Tributes pour in at scene of deadly attack on Nice promenade01:19

France: Tributes pour in at scene of deadly attack on Nice promenade

France, Nice
July 15, 2016 at 18:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people paid their respects at Promenade des Anglais in Nice on Friday. The seafront was the site of a deadly attack the day before, which resulted in the deaths of 84 people when a lorry ploughed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Flowers, teddy bears and candles line the promenade, just 100 metres (328 ft), away from where the lorry was shot down after barrelling through crowds for two kilometres (1.3 miles).

At least 84 people were killed and dozens more injured when a lorry ploughed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the pedestrianised promenade facing on to the Mediterranean city's waterfront.

The suspected driver's name was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, after investigators found his details on a drivers licence and bank card found in the truck. Bouhel's wife has been placed in custody since 11:00 local time (09:00 GMT).

Although Bouhel was known to the police for various infractions over a six year period, he had never been identified by France's counter-terrorism operations.

France: Tributes pour in at scene of deadly attack on Nice promenade01:19
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Hundreds of people paid their respects at Promenade des Anglais in Nice on Friday. The seafront was the site of a deadly attack the day before, which resulted in the deaths of 84 people when a lorry ploughed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Flowers, teddy bears and candles line the promenade, just 100 metres (328 ft), away from where the lorry was shot down after barrelling through crowds for two kilometres (1.3 miles).

At least 84 people were killed and dozens more injured when a lorry ploughed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the pedestrianised promenade facing on to the Mediterranean city's waterfront.

The suspected driver's name was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, after investigators found his details on a drivers licence and bank card found in the truck. Bouhel's wife has been placed in custody since 11:00 local time (09:00 GMT).

Although Bouhel was known to the police for various infractions over a six year period, he had never been identified by France's counter-terrorism operations.