Terror attack in Nice: 84 killed by lorry during Bastille Day celebrations

Oggi è una giornata molto triste. Purtroppo, ancora una volta, l’attualità ci porta a dover parlare di un’altra terribile strage, un altro attacco a dei civili innocenti che si erano radunati a Nizza per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica. Ci stringiamo in un abbraccio verso tutte le persone coinvolte nella strage di ieri sera e verso tutta la popolazione francese. Ecco un breve riassunto ed una infografica per fare un po’ di chiarezza su quanto successo ieri.

On Thursday, shortly before midnight a truck drove into a crowd in Nice, France and killed dozens of people, who had gathered there to watch the fireworks for the national Bastille Day celebrations.

A total of 84 people have died, according to the French interior ministry. Another 18 people are in critical condition, and many more have less serious injuries.

The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres (1.3 miles) through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.

Authorities said they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck, as well as “guns” and “larger weapons”.

The French president, François Hollande, said the “terroristic character” of the attack “cannot be denied” and vowed that France would stay strong in the face of “fanatics.” It would be the third such attack in France since the attack on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, which led to unprecedented national security measures. In November, 130 people were killed in attacks at the Bataclan Theater and surrounding restaurants in Paris.

source: vox.com

Match the verbs with their definitions.

1.      to strew a)      to escape from a  dangerous situation or place very quickly
2.      to gather b)     to move very quickly in a deliberate or determined way
3.      to flee c)      to be covered with things that are spread around
4.      to barrel d)     to promise that you will do something
5.      to vow e)     to come together in one place to do or see something


attack attacco
lorry camion
crowd folla
dozen dozzina
to gather radunare
fireworks fuochi d’artificio
interior ministry Ministro dell’interno
injuries feriti
to barrel precipitarsi, scagliarsi contro
truck camion
festive festoso
to flee fuggire
to strew cosparso (di)
citizen cittadino
to deny negare
to vow giurare
unprecedented senza precedenti
security measures misure di sicurezza
surrounding circostante, attorno



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