Quantcast

Local French native speaks on Nice Terror Attack - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Local French native speaks on Nice Terror Attack

Photo Source: Live 5 News Photo Source: Live 5 News
Photo Source: Live 5 News Photo Source: Live 5 News
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The French government has decided to extend its state of emergency after Thursday night's terror attack in Nice, France, that killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200.

It happened on Bastille Day, during a celebration of French Independence. 

Marie-Laure Arnaud is from Southern France. Her memories of Nice on Bastille Day are far from what happened Thursday night.

"When you are in Nice, it's probably one of the most popular things to do...just walk and look at the fireworks, it's a magic time." Arnaud said. 

That magic time turned quickly on Thursday after a man plowed down hundreds of people with a 20-ton truck at the end of the celebration.

"It's unreal," Arnaud said. "It's unreal of us to think someone went and destroyed that."

She says it's like reliving the Paris Attacks from November. Marie knows people who were in Nice at the time of this terror attack.

"I never thought the media would be that important in my life but they are because I put Facebook on and I saw people were safe," Arnaud said. 

She says everyone she knew was okay.

"He took that occasion to kill people it's unbelievable for me," she said.

She's part of a French Alliance Group in Charleston called Alliance Francaise de Charleston another support system away from home.

She says they are still mourning after this tragedy. With the terror attacks taking place worldwide, she encourages everyone to support one another.

"We had the same thing happen in Orlando a few weeks ago," Arnaud said. "We want really to tell the world if we can to keep together to be together because that's really the only way you can respond to something like that."

This was the third terror attack in France in 18 months.

For more information on Alliance Francaise de Charleston:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alliance-Francaise-de-Charleston-99539184393/?fref=ts

Website:  http://a-f-charleston.com/A-F-Charleston.com/Home_A-F-C_Jul11.html

Copyright 2016 WCSC. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Gamecocks, Gators square off at MSG for spot in Final Four

    Gamecocks, Gators square off at MSG for spot in Final Four

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:09:31 GMT
    Courtesy: USC AthleticsCourtesy: USC Athletics

    Game will be at 2:20pm Sunday only on Live 5 News

    More >>

    Game will be at 2:20pm Sunday only on Live 5 News

    More >>
  • Woman identified in fatal crash near Main Road

    Woman identified in fatal crash near Main Road

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-03-26 16:52:06 GMT

    The identity of a woman who died in a fatal accident Friday morning has been released. Margaret O'Hear, of the Walterboro area, died at MUSC from injuries she sustained during a traffic accident. The accident occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. on March 24. Deputies soon arrived near the intersection of Savannah Highway and Main Road to investigate a three-car accident with reported injuries. The circumstances surrounding this accident is still under investigation by ...

    More >>

    The identity of a woman who died in a fatal accident Friday morning has been released. Margaret O'Hear, of the Walterboro area, died at MUSC from injuries she sustained during a traffic accident. The accident occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. on March 24. Deputies soon arrived near the intersection of Savannah Highway and Main Road to investigate a three-car accident with reported injuries. The circumstances surrounding this accident is still under investigation by ...

    More >>
  • 1 person dies in early-morning I-26 crash

    1 person dies in early-morning I-26 crash

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-03-26 16:05:04 GMT

    One person has died in a vehicular crash on I-26. The collision occurred early Sunday morning approximately around 2:30 a.m. in Dorchester County at mile marker 186. It was a two car accident where an SUV was propelled over the guardrail The passenger in the SUV died. This story is still developing, check back as we gather more information. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    One person has died in a vehicular crash on I-26. The collision occurred early Sunday morning approximately around 2:30 a.m. in Dorchester County at mile marker 186. It was a two car accident where an SUV was propelled over the guardrail The passenger in the SUV died. This story is still developing, check back as we gather more information. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly