Couple dance blissfully to jazz on Nice promenade just seconds before the truck attack

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  • Couple captured on camera blissfully dancing moments before Nice attack
  • Audience seen enjoying the music and watching the happy pair in action
  • But seconds later Mohamed Bouhlel drove a huge lorry into the crowds
  • So far 84 people have been confirmed dead in the terrorist massacre 

By

Joseph Curtis For Mailonline


Published:
07:47 EST, 16 July 2016

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Updated:
08:06 EST, 16 July 2016

This is the moment a blissful couple enjoy dancing the night away as they listen to jazz music in Nice. 

The pair were captured on mobile phone footage smiling and laughing as they twirl around, with a crowd of on-lookers turning to watch their delighted antics.

But moments later their happiness was destroyed after a huge lorry mowed down scores of people in a terrorist attack on Bastille Day. 

A happy couple were pictured dancing to jazz music in Nice just moments before the terrorist attack

A happy couple were pictured dancing to jazz music in Nice just moments before the terrorist attack

Others celebrating Bastille Day turned to watch the carefree pair twirling around with joy

Others celebrating Bastille Day turned to watch the carefree pair twirling around with joy

The crowd, pictured, focused on the stage and were completely unaware of the horrors that would follow

The crowd, pictured, focused on the stage and were completely unaware of the horrors that would follow

Uplifting music can be heard in the background as the crowd have no idea of the horrors that are soon to come.

Trucker terrorist Mohamed Bouhlel murdered 84 people after ploughing the 19-tonne lorry into the swathes of people celebrating.

The lorry swerved violently from side to side, zigzagging across the boulevard as the driver bore down on those trying to flee for their lives.

Witnesses said that bodies of victims began to combine with other debris in the lorry’s wheel arches, slowing its progress. 

Drug-fuelled jihadist Bouhlel screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he mowed down his victims.

The deranged mass killer was also shooting from the vehicle – and is feared to have left dozens dead and maimed with gunshot wounds. 

Some bodies lay in an area enclosed by bollards and street lamps where the lorry did not travel – suggesting the victims were shot.

Among the dead were father and son Sean Copeland, 51, and Brodie, 11, from Texas, who were on a ‘dream holiday’ with their family.

Russian student Victoria Savchenko, 21, was killed instantly when she was hit by the truck, while senior French police officer Emmanuel Grout, who was off-duty, was also slain by the vehicle.

Bouhlel was finally brought to a halt when he was shot dead in a hail of bullets by French police.

More than 60 shots were fired at the truck, which had travelled just over a mile along the promenade by the time it was stopped. 

Also dead are Sean Copeland (right), 51, and his son Brodie Copeland, 11, from Texas (left) who were killed while on holiday in France

Also dead are Sean Copeland (right), 51, and his son Brodie Copeland, 11, from Texas (left) who were killed while on holiday in France

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Victoria (right) was walking with her friend Polina Serebryannikova (left), 22, who described how she watched the student die instantly as she was hit

Victoria (right) was walking with her friend Polina Serebryannikova (left), 22, who described how she watched the student die instantly as she was hit

So far 84 people have been confirmed dead in the horrific terror truck, pictured, attack in Nice on Thursday

So far 84 people have been confirmed dead in the horrific terror truck, pictured, attack in Nice on Thursday

French President Francois Hollande said that as well as the 84 dead, some 50 people were ‘between life and death’ and ‘many foreigners are dead’.

Two Armenians, a Ukranian and one Swiss national are among the dead, their foreign ministries confirmed, but they did not identify the victims.

Dozens of pictures have been posted on social media in a desperate bid to find loved ones who have been missing since the devastating terror attack in Nice last night.

People posted images of friends, brothers and sisters, mothers and numerous young people who they have been unable to reach since at least 84 people were killed in the southern French city. 

Many of the heartbreaking messages posted on Twitter include photos of mothers and daughters, young people, and show screenshots of frantic messages sent to the missing, with no reply.

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