Arms found inside the truck that drove into crowd - official

Another government official said the driver of the truck also fired on the crowd before he was killed by police.

Images from the crash scene in Nice, France

At least 73 people were killed when a truck drove into the crowd in the southern French sea resort of Nice, a news TV channel and local politician said.

Christian Estrosi, a leading regional politician in the area, said on Twitter: "This is the worst drama in the history of Nice with more than 70 victims already."

News TV channel i>TELE, citing a police source, put the death toll at 73 shortly after 1 a.m on Friday, July 15.

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