Forty-five injured after firecrackers spark panic in southern France

Forty-five injured after firecrackers spark panic in southern France
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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As many forty-five people have been injured in a French holiday resort close to Nice after firecrackers prompted panic.

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As many forty-five people have been injured in a French holiday resort close to Nice (20k) after firecrackers prompted panic.

Cafe tables were overturned and glasses smashed as people fled through the streets of Juan-Les-Pins fearing an attack was underway.

Panique à Juan-les-Pins: 45 blessés au total https://t.co/IAHeUpDRKNpic.twitter.com/p0jzLjwNDD

— Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) August 15, 2016

France has been under emergency law since gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris in November.

Panique à Juan-les-Pins: “Les parents disaient à leurs enfants: “On joue à cache-cache!'” https://t.co/vyzwrANP7tpic.twitter.com/T3Jgryy9mD

— Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) August 15, 2016

Last month, a Tunisian drove his truck into Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, killing 85 people, and two Islamist militants murdered an elderly priest.

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