Slaughter and Terror in Nice, France!

15 July 2016

Contrary to an earlier report, one Malaysian was hurt.

Malaysian student injured in Bastille Day attack in France

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By James Sivalingam – 15 July 2016 @ 9:16 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: One Malaysian was reportedly injured in the recent terror attack in Nice, France, according to Singaporean media.
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The Straits Times reported that Esmond Chuah, a third-year student from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), suffered minor injuries in the attack.
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He was reported to be among the 12 SUTD students who are in Nice for a summer programme that began on July 3. The group was due to return next week.
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The report added that Chuah’s condition is “not life threatening” and that he is in contact with his parents.
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Chuah’s father had earlier apparently pleaded on Facebook for information about his son. Chuah Tze Leng, at around 4 pm posted, “Please find my son Esmond Chuah Hooi Ong (SUTD Singapore) who injured himself in the Nice, France attack this morning. Wish to know his condition now.”
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All 12 students, including seven Singaporeans, a Vietnamese and an Indonesian, are safe and accounted for, according to SUTD.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/158535/malaysian-student-injured-bastille-day-attack-france

Malaysian students not harmed in Nice terror attack

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Students Association in France says no local students have been harmed by the deadly terror attack in Nice.

The association confirmed this in a posting on its Facebook page, MASAFrance, following the Thursday night carnage that left at least 80 people dead.

“We, the Malaysian students in France, are truly devastated to learn about the recent attack in Nice on Bastille Day.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of all the victims. It is safe to say that none of the Malaysian students were harmed during this incident,” it said.

The Foreign Ministry has yet to issue an official statement on whether any Malaysians were involved in the tragedy.

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truck driver fired pistol several times: Official

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Death toll in terror attack in now 73

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Tragedy in ◘ Official: At least 73 killed ◘ Official: Truck driver shot dead by police ◘ Obama apprised

Truck Plows Into Crowd in France; Many Reported Dead

Video of the aftermath of deadly truck assault in Nice, France:

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. gives a firsthand account of the panic on the streets of Nice, France after truck attack

 

There have been scenes of chaos in the French city of Nice after a truck slammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, with officials saying dozens of people are dead and up to 100 have been injured.

ABC News 24 producer David Coady was walking back to his nearby holiday accommodation when the tragedy took place.

This is what he saw

The streets along the promenade were completely packed with families – young, old – watching the Bastille Day fireworks about 10 o’clock local time.

… I looked through the throngs of crowd, and I looked towards a truck, and I thought it was out of place, was among the crowd, and then I started hearing screaming.

I turned and started to run with the crowd away from the screaming. Where I’m staying is just about one block away from where that incident has happened.

As Coady ran, he heard loud bangs behind him

I wasn’t sure what they were, but every time I heard a bang, the crowd would scream, would run, perhaps faster.

People were tripping over in the commotion, there was a lot of panic at the time. I was running past restaurants where people had got up and left their meals. There was just a lot of panic going on.

He says there was confusion on the street

Of course, France is very tense … still in the state of emergency after last year’s terror attacks in Paris. There’s a lot of security around. But on the promenade itself, there wasn’t any particular cordon.

It was a large public gathering. The fireworks had just finished. People were moving on trying to make their way through the crowd when all of this started to unfold.

People were trying to get into hotels, any businesses that were open, trying to take shelter because it was unclear what was happening. And with each bang that we heard behind us, people perhaps started to go a bit faster. People were tripping over, it was a very chaotic scene.

I made my way back to the holiday accommodation where I’m staying, and to get here I had to loop around the block, almost moving towards the scene of the incident.

As Coady spoke to ABC News 24, there were still sirens

I wanted to get inside as fast as possible, but I was also thinking about the possibility of if there was some kind of ongoing incident. And if those bangs were gun shots, then I didn’t want to be getting close to them.

But there were police starting to move to the area, and I made my way towards the entrance to this apartment building where I’m staying, and some families with young children had got in and were taking shelter in the stairwell.

A shoe had been lost along the way, a woman that we passed in the lobby had lost her keys, and people were just desperate to get off the streets, such was the panic.

I’m not monitoring local media. I’m certainly not going back outside, so there is still at least an investigation under way.

The situation is ongoing. Whether or not it’s completely safe, I don’t know.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-15/nice-attack-firsthand-account-of-the-panic-on-the-streets/7631544

Dozens dead, 100 injured in Nice truck attack, driver shot dead – regional official” Terror or terrorist

’73 dead’ after truck crashes into crowd in Nice ‘terror attack’ reports

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Hundreds across Nice hide and lock themselves in cafes in fear of possible attack

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Update: At least 60 killed as track rams crowd in Bastille Day attack in Nice

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