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France attack: No hostage situation in Nice - Government

Reuters

Published 15/07/2016 | 00:09

Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

There is no hostage situation in Nice where dozens of people were killed in the French Riviera city when a truck ploughed into a crowd on France's Bastille Day national holiday, a spokesman for the French interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFM TV: "I can't give you information on the man's motives yet."

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 Bastille Day. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
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 Bastille Day. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A helicopter flying near the scene after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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