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More than 70 people have been killed after a large truck was driven through a crowd in the French city of Nice

Bodies of people killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on July 14. Picture: Eric Gaillard / REUTERS / PICTURES

A VIDEO has emerged showing the moment a truck ploughed into a crowd in the southern French city of Nice.

On the video, loud music is drowned out by screams as the truck enters the crowd, which had gathered for a fireworks display to mark Bastille Day.

The frightening moment is captured on the video, and is immediately followed by a woman screaming and yelling out “ma!” as the footage becomes blurry. It cuts out as the crowd scatters.

An eyewitness video of the moment a truck drove into a crowd enjoying Bastille Day celebrations in Nice. Courtesy Instagram jesscallian

At least 84 people have been killed during the apparent attack after the truck packed with weapons and grenades drove into the crowd.

Images of bodies strewn on the streets have been posted online and the scene has been described as “apocalyptic”.

A man who witnessed the attack told CNN he saw the driver accelerate and aim for people as the vehicle slammed the crowd. The truck continued about two kilometres through the city’s busy main road mowing down people in its path.

The driver then emerged from the truck and opened fire on the crowd, another eyewitness said. French media is now reporting the gunman got back in the driver’s seat and travelled to another populated area before starting to shoot again.

Police reportedly opened fire on the truck, crushed revellers and sent people running for their lives. The truck’s driver was shot dead.

Bodies of people killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on July 14. Picture: Eric Gaillard / REUTERS / PICTURES

Bodies of people killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on July 14. Picture: Eric Gaillard / REUTERS / PICTURESSource:Picture Media

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