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Summary

  1. A lorry has ploughed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice
  2. At least 84 people are dead, including 10 children
  3. 202 were injured, 52 remain in critical condition, 25 are in intensive care
  4. The driver of the lorry was shot dead by police
  5. He has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, known to police for violence and petty theft

Live Reporting

By Dominic Howell, Martha Buckley, Marysia Nowak and Ashley Gold

All times stated are UK

  1. Witness: Police said 'run, now'

    Colin Srivastava told the BBC he saw several hundred people running towards him looking panic stricken

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    Video caption: Nice witness Colin Srivastava: 'Police said: Run, now'
  2. Lorry strewn with bullet holes

    Nice scene

    Images from Nice have shown the lorry used in the incident strewn with bullet holes.

  3. Obama briefed on Nice incident

    The White House has said US President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident in Nice.

    National Security Council spokesman Ned Price tweets:

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  4. UK Foreign Office statement

    A spokesperson for the Foreign Office in London has issued a statement saying: "We are in touch with the local authorities and are seeking more information following the incident in Nice. We are standing by to help any British nationals."

  5. President Francois Hollande holds crisis talks

    The French president is said to be heading to the Interior Ministry's crisis centre in Paris after the attack.

    Earlier today, Mr Hollande said that France would not extend the state of emergency imposed after last November's terrorist attacks in Paris beyond 26 July.

  6. BreakingAFP report: 'At least 60 dead'

    The AFP news agency is reporting at least 60 people have been killed in the Nice attack, citing French authorities.

  7. Driver of lorry 'shot dead'

    Truck in Nice

    It remains unclear who was behind the attack but French media have reported local officials saying that the driver of the lorry was shot dead. 

    Images circulating on Twitter showed a white lorry stopped in the middle of the promenade with damage to its front, and four police officers observing it while taking cover behind a palm tree.

    Other images also show clear damage to the lorry, which is said to have deliberately ploughed into the crowd at high speed.

  8. Videos show people running from attacks

    People running from attacks

    Images on social media have shown people running through the streets following the attack.

  9. Nice mayor says 'dozens' dead

    The local prefecture has urged people in the area to remain indoors, calling the incident "an attack". Meanwhile, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said "a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people".

  10. 'Many dead' after attack in Nice

    A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, with reports suggesting many people are dead. 

    The incident took place in the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display, media reports say. One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street, some being tended to.