IN PICTURES: Bastille day truck attack

France, 15 July 2016 - At least 80 people are dead after a truck struck a crowd at high speed in the southern French city of Nice. Video: eNCA

NICE - At least 80 people are dead after a truck struck a crowd at high speed in the southern French city of Nice.

The attack came as France celebrated Bastille Day.

The driver was shot dead by the police.

President Francois Hollande described it as an attack on liberty by fanatics who despise human rights.

He also extended the country’s eight-month state of emergency.

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Investigators are still trying to identify the driver.

Weapons and grenades were found inside the 25-tonne truck.

A picture taken on July 14, 2016 shows a flash of lightning as fireworks explode over the French riviera city of Nice, southeastern France, as part of France's annual Bastille Day Celebrations. Credit: AFP/Valery Hache
 
This photo taken on July 14, 2016 shows an approaching storm looming over the French riviera city of Nice, in southeastern France. AFP / Valery Hache
 
Bodies are seen on the ground after at least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday. Credit: Reuters.

 

Wounded people are evacuated by emergency teams from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. Credit: Olivier Anrigo.
 
Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. According to reports, at least 70 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd. Credit: EPA / Olivier Anrigo.
 
Emergency team members assist wounded people as they evacuate them from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. Credit: EPA / Olivier Anrigo.
 
A soldier stands guard near the site of an attack in the French Riviera town of Nice, after a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. Credit: AFP / Valery Hache
 
People cross the street with their hands on thier heads as a French soldier secures the area July 15, 2016 after at least 60 people were killed along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day. Credit: Reuters / Jean-Pierre Amet
 
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. Credit: AFP / Valery Hache
 
French soldiers advance on the street after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday. Credit: Reuters.
 
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (2nd L) speaks to the media in Nice early on July 15, 2016 as he visits the area where a truck ploughed into a crowd of people during Bastille Day celebrations. Credit: AFP / Anne-Christine Poujoulat

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