Fireworks were filling the night sky as the crowds enjoyed July 14th, which is French National Holiday when gunshots rang out in the air and a gun man mowed down several people. The total number of the dead is now 80, with 18 people in intensive care units and several hundreds injured.
The identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were later found in the bullet-riddled truck after the gunman was shot dead by police marksmen, while he was driving the truck and still tring to take more lives, security sources said.
The security source said: 'The identification of the truck driver is still underway.' The recovered papers indicate the man is a resident of Nice.