A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President Francois Hollande today called a "terrorist" attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.

On Twitter political leaders across the world condemned the attack:

Well known Indian Twitterati also expressed their condolences:

Some were extremely devastated and hearbroken by this tragic incident

Some tweeted about the generosity of taxi drivers in Nice

Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson tweeted saying no Indians were harmed in the attack.