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Witnesses describe Nice truck attack

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Witnesses describe Nice truck attack

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At the Pasteur II hospital in Nice 18 people remain in critical condition after being injured in the truck attack on the Promenade des Anglais where revellers were celebrating Bastille Day.

The hospital remains under heavy guard after security in the city was stepped up. One man who was lightly injured in the attack described his ordeal after being discharged from hospital.

“There were people on the ground, yes, only people on the ground, many many. I was trying not to look. I tried to look up, I didn’t want to see, it was too painful, too painful,” Karim Laamara said.

One British eyewitness who escaped injury also described what happened.

“I heard a load of banging, a load of screaming and then everybody ran past me and I started to run. My wife got very, very frightened, so we both started to run,” Andy Shaw said.

“Soldiers at the end of the street were stopping people from going down. It was a quite a harrowing scene,” he added.

As France comes to terms with a major terror attack that for the first time has occured outside the capital Paris, Nice is now a city in shock and on edge.

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