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Nice, France terror attack kills at least 84
France declares Friday the nation will observe three days of mourning after a terror attack that killed at least 84 people.
French President Francois Hollande says Thursday night an armed gunman fired into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera city of Nice before driving a large truck two kilometers (1.24 miles) through the crowd.
“We cannot deny that it was a terror attack,” Hollande says. He adds for the attack to happen on Bastille Day, when France celebrates its post-French Revolution republic, has particular significance.
He says the day is a “symbol of liberty,” and that “human rights are denied by fanatics and France is quite clearly their target.” European Union President Donald Tusk echoes Hollande’s feelings on Twitter:
Nice Regional President says investigations are now being focused on discovering if the attacker had any accomplices.
“Attacks aren’t prepared alone. Attacks are prepared with accomplices,” Estrosi says. “There is a chain of complicity. I expect it to be unveiled, discovered and kept up to date.”
No far no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Crews battle fire after Ohio apartment complex explosion
Local media says at midnight crews are still frighting a fire at an Ohio apartment complex after an unidentified explosion.
Neighbors tell WRBL’s sister station, WBNS, they heard multiple explosions just after 9 p.m. Thursday before the fire broke out.
Witnesses say the roof of a maintenance shed caught fire and the roof flew off after one of the explosions.
Columbia Gas was on the scene but there is no word on what caused the explosion and fire.
According to Todd Hutchins, a spokesperson with Reynoldsburg Schools, people from the apartments are staying the night at a local elementary school.
2 Pokemon Go players walk off California cliff, survive 50 ft drop
Police say two men who were playing “Pokemon Go” fell off an ocean bluff in Southern California.
Firefighters say the men climbed through a fence Wednesday afternoon while playing the digital-monster cellphone game.
One man fell about 50 feet down the side of the unstable bluff and the other fell about 90 feet to the beach.
They were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.
The wildly popular game involves chasing digital critters that pop up as you move about the real world. There have been reports of distracted players walking into trees, playing while driving, and even being robbed by crooks who lured players with digital goodies.