UPDATE: Matt jumping in here to offer updates, via Sky News and The Washington Post, at 30 people are dead, with 100 injured in this incident.
Latest reports from BFMTV: 30 people have been killed after a truck drove into a crowd of people in Nice, France https://t.co/btCqjCesMS— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 14, 2016
BREAKING: Eyewitness: 'Bodies everywhere' after truck hits crowd in Nice.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 14, 2016
UPDATE II (Matt): Le Parisien reports the driver of the truck is dead, possible accomplice at large.
Update - Le Parisien reports "the lorry driver has been killed - a possible accomplice is on the run" #Nice— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
UPDATE III (Matt): Witnesses say the driver drove into people, then began to open fire into the crowd.
Update - AP: eyewitness says lorry driver crashed into Bastille Day crowd in #Nice and then emerged shooting many people dead— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
UPDATE IV: French National Gendarmerie warns people to avoid downtown Nice.
#Nice06 Emergency operation in progress. Keep calm and avoid downtown area. Follow the official accounts to be informed.— GendarmerieNationale (@Gendarmerie) July 14, 2016
UPDATE V (Matt): Sky News has a livestream of the attack, the casualty report has been revised. 60 people
are now reported dead. 73 people are now dead .
UPDATE VI (Matt): Casualty report revised again. 73 people have been killed.
I-Tele TV: police say 73 people have been killed after a lorry hit a Bastille Day crowd in Nice in what officials are calling "an attack"— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
UPDATE VII (Matt): Firearms and grenades found inside the truck.
Update - 'Le Figaro' newspaper reports guns and grenades have been found inside the lorry that drove over the crowd #NiceFrance— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
BREAKING: Christian Estrosi, president of the region, says the truck in Nice was loaded with arms and grenades.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 14, 2016
UPDATE VIII: President Obama has issued a statement , calling it a "terror attack."
UPDATE IX (Matt): President Francois Hollande addresses the nation, says 77 are dead, with most being children.
"France is in tears. It's hurting but it's strong. Always stronger than the fanatics who wish to hurt us."
The Telegraph reports that the state of emergency that was slated to expire on Jily 26 has been extended by three months.
UPDATE X (Matt): Death toll has been increased to 80. There is video of the truck plowing into the crowd. It's not as graphic as the images of the dead plastered all over the news networks, but it's intense. I will not embed them here, but you can follow the links here and here. It's still rough to watch.
Update - French president Francois Hollande has returned to Paris for crisis talks after the attack in #Nice— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 14, 2016
Dozens have been injured after a truck driver drove into a crowd in Nice, France as spectators were taking part in Bastille Day festivities. Authorities are currently investigating whether this was a terror attack.
The driver reportedly ran deliberately into bystanders in the Promenade des Anglais as they were watching a firework display.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.