En britisk student på språkkurs forteller hvordan de havnet i kaoset og panikken og søkte tilflukt på en restaurant i en sidegate. Sammen med mange andre. Politiet kom inn og ba eieren skru av lyset og slå for lemmene.
De ufrivillige gjestene ble sittende en time i stummende mørke, lyttende etter skudd og andre lyder.
Mr Fenster, a Cambridge University graduate, was in Nice for a one month French language course before starting a job at a law firm in London.
He said: “We ran down a road, everyone was ducking down and going into doorways. We ran into an alleyway and crouched down for about an hour. The whole time it was terrifying but didn’t quite feel real.
“We ran into a restaurant that was open, people were rushing into it from the street. At that point we thought there was a shooter running around. The police came and told the owner to turn the lights off and put the shutters down. Everyone got down on the floor, crouching below tables. There were quite a few young children, they were terrified.”
Da politiet kom og lot dem gå, var det likevel ikke over.
Mr Fenster said the police came back to the restaurant about half an hour later and told everyone to evacuate the building.
“We were directed to Place Massena. Police were pointing guns and telling people to empty their bags. After that we just ran home to our flat,” he said.
Man glemmer ikke en slik hendelse så fort. Hvordan blir ferieplanene neste år? Hvor mange turister legger turen til Nice?
Et terrorangrep får store konsekvenser.