MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a large crowd that was celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and dozens of others were injured.
According to the Sky News, Christian Estrosi sent a letter to the Elysee Palace some 24 hours prior to the attack, claiming that there were "a maximum of 62" National police officers and 50 municipal police on patrol in Nice on the national Bastille Day holiday.
Earlier in the day, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the attacker in Nice was not on intelligence service's watch list and that, in such cases, it is very difficult to prevent the attack.
Earlier in the day, media reported that Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.