France truck attack video: Moment police shot driver dead

France truck attack video: Moment police shot driver dead

A horrifying video shows the gruesome aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France, which killed at least 73 people attending Bastille Day celebrations Thursday night.

The driver was shot dead after he drove the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, leaving the area strewn with bodies.

Witnesses said the truck driver accelerated as he reached the crowd and zigzagged through the street and kerb trying to mow down the maximum number of people.

Some of them captured on their phone cameras the horror that unfolded before their eyes. The videos showed hundreds fleeing in panic as the large white truck went on a rampage knocking down scores of people.

Warning: The video below contains disturbing footage.

This video captures the moments the truck ran over people who had gathered for the Bastille day celebrations.