Several people were slightly injured in Cannes, Monday, August 10, after a rumor of a shooting has caused a movement of the crowds on the Croisette. "No shot" or "detonation" will not have, however, been recorded on the spot, told Agence France-Presse several sources.
A raising of doubt has been " carried out by the national police (...). It is a movement of panic ", said on Twitter the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes. "No shot, no detonation at the present time ", according to police. "Several minor injuries due to the motion crowd have been taken care of ", said to the Agence France-Presse the fire department of the Alpes-Maritimes. Nearly 100 firefighters have been involved in the night on the famous Croisette. Amateur videos running on social networks show passers-by panicked, running in all directions, as well as police officers on patrol.
#FakeNews - 1h08 : Incident @villecannes .Lifting of doubt made by the @PoliceNat06 : no shooting or shot. It is a movement of panic. DO NOT POST FALSE RUMORS! @Interieur_Gouv @gouvernementFR @Nice_Matin @francebleuazur @F3cotedazur— PréfetAlpesMaritimes (@prefet06) August 10, 2020
" An individual shouted "fire strike" "
" there has been no shot in Cannes or frenzied cut off but a shot of collective madness after an individual has cried "coup de feu" ", tweeted also the mayor of the city David Lisnard, showing its side of the " five injuries ". "The crowd movement was caused as a result of a rumor. (...) The situation is under control. We thank you not to convey false information, " has denied the city of Cannes on Twitter, while numerous videos of people in panic were circulating on social networks.
According to a witness on the spot contacted by the Agence France-Presse, the terraces have been knocked over on the Croisette after a crowd movement party since the beach Barrier The Majestic : "people in panic screaming and some fell to earth ", explained Jacques Benaroch, a professional photographer. The fire department has identified 44 wounded about 4 o'clock in the morning, "a party has been transported by the fire department, and another went to the hospital," they said Tuesday morning. "There were only minor injuries : injuries of the lower limbs, erosions, nothing serious," added the spokesperson of the fire department.