Massacre In Nice: 84 Die As Truck Hits Crowd

At least 84 people have died and dozens hurt after a terrorist drove a truck through crowds along Nice's packed waterfront.

Several children were among the dead after the driver mowed down people celebrating Bastille Day along the famous waterside promenade.  Video footage shows police trying to stop the lorry before it picks up speed, slamming into revellers at the end of a fireworks display.

Witnesses said,"the driver swerved from side to side to kill as many people as possible along 1.2 miles of the promenade."

He eventually emerged from the vehicle to shoot indiscriminately before being shot dead by police. Several guns and grenades were found inside the vehicle, Christian Estrosi, president of the region, has confirmed. French President Francois Hollande described the attack as a "monstrous terrorist act".

"We almost died. It was like hallucinating... (the lorry) zig-zagged," an eyewitness told."You had no idea where it was going. My wife... a metre away ... she was dead."The lorry ripped through everything. Poles, trees, we have never seen anything like it in our lives."Some people were hanging on the door trying to stop it."

"A fraction of a second later, an enormous white truck came along at a crazy speed, turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people," he said. "I saw bodies flying like bowling pins along its route. Heard noises, cries that I will never forget."