France security: Mass panic at French resort of Juan-les-Pins – Daily Mirror

16:19 Aug. 15, 2016

Mass panic at French resort of Juan-les-Pins – Daily Mirror

French police officers patrols in the site of the sanctuary in Lourdes, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Firecrackers sound caused chaos, more than 40 people injured

A noise that sounded like gunfire led to panic at the major holiday destination on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea - Juan-les-Pins - as people rushed to flee assuming it to be a terror attack.

Police say fireworks are believed to have been thrown from a moving vehicle but they emphasize it was not a terrorist attack.

Read more Islamic State claims responsibility for the church attack in France

The ill-fated joke caused injuries among people, who were trying to run through streets overturning tables and chairs of restaurants terraces.

45 people are reported to have been injured in the Sunday incident.

Read more About 50 people fighting for life after Nice truck attack

On July 14th, the attacker drove his truck into the crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds more.

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