Friday, July 15, 2016

AFP Photographer Describes Nice Attack Aftermath

Police officers and rescue workers stand near a truck that ploughed into crowds of people as they watched a fireworks display in Nice on July 14, 2016 (AFP Photo/Valery Hache)

AFP: AFP photographer describes heartbreak of Nice attack aftermath

Nice (France) (AFP) - AFP's Valery Hache was one of the first photographers to arrive on the scene of the attack in Nice on Thursday night and he captured striking images of the chaos and the truck, its windscreen riddled with bullet holes.

Here is his account of what he found:

"The dread began to fill me when I heard the sirens. Too loud. Then I saw the columns of fire trucks. Too many. Something wasn't right.

It was the evening of the July 14th, France's national day, and I had just spent several relaxing hours shooting the annual fireworks display. Four days earlier, when the month-long Euro football championship ended, all of us journalists breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Throughout the championship, including the final that I covered in Paris, we were all afraid that attackers would strike, so there was always tension.

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