Yesterday as a huge crowd was gathered on the French Riviera to celebrate the Bastille Day otherwise known as the french Independence day, a French-Tunisian criminal well known to the police for armed attacks used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people.
Many children were among the death toll in the Riviera city following the “cowardly and barbaric” atrocity.
According to CNN: Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.
The driver first shot a gun into the crowd before driving two kilometers along the Promenade des Anglais, the main street in Nice, mowing down people who had gathered to watch fireworks.
As hundreds remained in hospital, including 18 in intensive care, anti-terrorist judges opened an investigation into the ‘mass murder’.
The Armenian community has at least ten active organisations functioning in Nice, according to local priest Fr. Krikor Khatchadryan, there is a local Armenian woman among the victims, with few injured Armenians as well. We will update you as soon as new information becomes available to public.
- Alliance arménienne
- Alliance franco-arménienne (AFA)
- Association cultuelle de la paroisse de l’Eglise apostolique arménienne des Alpes-Maritimes, du Var et de Monaco
- Eglise Saint Philippe
- Association des amis de l’art et de la littérature arméniens
- Conseil Communautaire Arménien de la Côte d’Azur
- Ecole MIORIA, Complexe Barsamian
- F.R.A Nor Seround – Section de Nice
- Foyer Culturel Arménien
- Jeunesse arménienne de la Côte-d’azur, complexe Barsamian
- Maison de la Culture – UGAB
According to Nouvelles D’Armenie Magazine, the Armenian organizations of France Coordinating Board issued the following statement: “The CFC, sincerely condemns the attack that occurred in Nice on the day of the national holiday. Our thoughts are with the victims of this massacre, that is a result of jihadist barbarism, that strikes France after having sown death and destruction in the Middle East. We extend our condolences to the families affected by this terrible terrorist attack, and the city of Nice, local and national authorities and the President of the Republic.”