Cannes : a rumor of a shooting causes a movement of the crowd - The Point

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"

Cannes : a rumor of a shooting causes a movement of the crowd - The Point

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.

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" 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.

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Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 06:33

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