Riviera France: Firecracker explosion thought to be gunfire causes stampede

Posted on August 16, 2016 • Filed under: France

france24.com reported a noise that sounded like gunfire sparked panic at a French Riviera resort as people rushed to flee what they believed was a terror attack, causing a number of injuries, the fire service said.

The noise was caused by firecrackers thrown from a car, local radio France Bleu Azur reported, adding that around 40 people were injured in the incident late Sunday in Juan-les-Pins.

Video footage showed tables and chairs overturned on the terraces of cafes and restaurants near the beach and people screaming in the stampede. Read Article

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