No Indian affected in Nice attack: MEA

Friday, Jul 15, 2016,11:27 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | No Indian is reported to be affected in a terror attack in French resort of Nice where at least 77 were killed when a large truck ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day events.

Our Ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far no report of any Indians affected, External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted today. He also said the Indian embassy in Paris had opened the helpline number 33-1-40507070. At least 77 people were killed and dozens others critically injured late last night when a large truck ploughed through a crowd attending Bastille Day celebration in Nice.

The driver of the truck was shot dead after barrelling two kilometres through the crowd, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies. The attack comes eight months after Islamic State terrorists attacked Paris nightspots, killing 130 people and dealing a hard blow to tourism in one of the world’s top destinations.