- Title: Barcelona van attack strikes painful chord in Nice
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: NICE, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 14, 2016) (REUTERS) HELICOPTER LANDING ON PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS ON NIGHT OF JULY 14 ATTACK INJURED PERSON BEING WHEELED AWAY ON STRETCHERS (MUTE) INJURED PERSON BEING WHEELED AWAY ON STRETCHERS
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 13:30
- Keywords: Barcelona van attack Nice truck attack July 14 Bastille Day Christian Estrosi Nice residents reacting
- Location: NICE, FRANCE
- City: NICE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0026UOPOHZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Residents and tourists in Nice were in shock on Friday (August 18) after van attacks killed 14 in Barcelona, Spain.
On Thursday (August 17), a van mowed through crowds of people in Las Ramblas on Barcelona's most famous avenue and a similar attack in Cambrils left a total of 14 people dead.
The attack brought back painful memories to Nice's residents and tourists, serving as a reminder of similar events which occurred in the French Riviera city the previous year.
On July 14 2016, a truck attack on the world-famous 'Promenade des Anglais' killed 86 people on Bastille Day, France's national holiday.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi honoured the Spanish attack victims in a ceremony, and called for increased money and powers to improve security in cities.
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