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    The Promenade des Anglais in the French city of Nice where the deadly truck accident occurred on Thursday night will be closed through Friday, city authorities inform.

    PARIS (Sputnik) – The Promenade des Anglais in the French city of Nice where the deadly truck accident occurred on Thursday night will be closed through Friday, city authorities inform.

    "We inform you that the Promenade des Anglais will be closed to traffic this Friday, July 15," a statement on the official City of Nice Twitter account says.

    On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice. At least 77 people were killed as a result, according to President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Christian Estrosi.

    Anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating the deadly attack.

    The driver of the truck was killed by police, French Interior Ministry spokesperson Pierre-Henry Brandet has confirmed. According to the spokesperson, it is not yet clear whether he had accomplices.

    Weapons and grenades were found inside of the truck, according to Estrosi.

    The attack occurred after French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Thursday that the country would not be extending its state of emergency, introduced over terrorist attacks in November and expiring on July 26.

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