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“We heard what sounded like a train coming down the road and we looked up and saw it was a truck zooming down the boardwalk at like 50 to 60 miles per hour, and it was hitting people while going down the road,” recounted former Israel resident Juan Rubio, a witness of Thursday night’s fatal terror attack in Nice, France.
Rubio, 26, was visiting the French Riviera city on his way back to the US from Israel when the brutal attack that killed up to 84 people occurred.
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He was at the beach watching Bastille Day fireworks among revelers when an armed terrorist drove a heavy truck through crowds gathered for the festivities. Police eventually shot dead the truck's driver, who was later identified as a 31-year-old Frenchman of Tunisian origin.
“We were on the beach when we saw the truck come rolling down the promenade, hitting countless people along the way,” he wrote in a Facebook post Thursday, marking himself and three others as safe. “It's a really sad situation, dozens of people dead and injured on the sidewalk for blocks.”
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Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Friday, he said, “It’s like something out of a horror movie.”
“We were like 10 feet away from the promenade where the attack took place,” Rubio said, noting that he had been located near the end of the deadly ramming’s route.
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“The truck went down for about a mile, and we were at the tail-end, at the last 100 feet or so,” Rubio said of the shocking event.
He said the incident started after the fireworks ended, noting that there were masses of people on the boardwalk and the nearby beach.
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“If we had decided to leave the fireworks earlier, even a minute early, we would have been up there [on the boardwalk],” he told the Post...
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